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Oct 28 2016

Two New Trails Added in Wild Sky Country

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky
Two New Trails Added in Wild Sky Country

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has announced the decision to add two new trails in Wild Sky Country, Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls, along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor near the town of Skykomish. In September 2014 Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the USFS with 12 other prominent Washington conservation and recreation organizations supporting […]

Oct 28 2016

Conservation and Recreation Groups Oppose Timber Sale adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Conservation News, Forest Management
Conservation and Recreation Groups Oppose Timber Sale adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park

Eight organizations, including Washington Wild, submitted a letter to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) opposing a planned timber sale that would clear cut up to the boundary of Wallace Falls State Park. The controversial Singletary sale is located north of Highway 2 in Snohomish County near the towns of Gold Bar and […]

Oct 24 2016

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repair Accessing Wild Sky Wilderness

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repair Accessing Wild Sky Wilderness

After 10 years, Snohomish County Public Works has released for public comment a long awaited Environmental Assessment to repair the popular Index-Galena Road. This paved route served as the primary access point to dozens of trailheads, campgrounds and whitewater access points along the North Fork Skykomish River before it was severely damaged by flooding in […]

Oct 21 2016

WA Wild Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Conservation Focus by Bureau of Land Management

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 in BLM Wild Lands, Conservation News
WA Wild Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Conservation Focus by Bureau of Land Management

The San Juan Islander published a story celebrating some of the remarkable BLM lands in Washington State – not least of which is the recently designated San Juan Islands National Monument. October marked the 40th anniversary of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 which established a new direction for federal lands managed […]

Oct 19 2016

Sequim Gazette recognizes volunteer activist and Olympic Peninsula Resident, Bob Lynette

Sequim Gazette recognizes volunteer activist and Olympic Peninsula Resident, Bob Lynette

On October 19, 2016 a local Olympic Peninsula media outlet, Sequim Gazette, recognized volunteer Activist Bob Lynette by publishing this article, Milestone: Lynette gains Washington Wild conservation award.  Bob was recently presented with the Karen M. Fant Founders Award at Washington Wild’s annual fundraiser, Wild Night Out, this past September.  The media outlet also recognized […]

Oct 19 2016

Organizations, Citizens Support Mining Ban in the Methow

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Conservation News, Mining
Organizations, Citizens Support Mining Ban in the Methow

Today Washington Wild, a member of the Methow Headwaters Campaign, joined 8 other conservation and recreation organizations urging the Forest Service to take immediate action upholding their commitment to a mineral withdrawal for the Methow Headwaters region of Washington State. You can still make your voice heard! Take Action here and urge the Forest Service to prevent […]

Oct 19 2016

Washington Wild Supports New Trail and Safety Improvements for Washington Pass Spires Trail

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
Washington Wild Supports New Trail and Safety Improvements for Washington Pass Spires Trail

Today Washington Wild joined the Access Fund and 12 other conservation and recreation organizations in support of a stewardship project to construct a new climbing trail system and address current safety issues as part of the Washington Pass Spires Access Trail Project. This stewardship project is an extensive collaborative effort with the Methow Valley Ranger District (MVRD) […]

Oct 19 2016

PAST ACTION: Tell the Forest Service to Take Immediate Action to Prevent Mining in the Methow Valley

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Action Alerts, Conservation News, Mining
PAST ACTION: Tell the Forest Service to Take Immediate Action to Prevent Mining in the Methow Valley

TAKE ACTION Nested on the east slope of the North Cascades just outside North Cascades National Park, the Methow Valley and Headwaters region of Washington is one of the state’s most popular destinations. The Methow offers exceptional recreation opportunities, is home to diverse wildlife and is the source of cool, clean waters for famers, residents […]

Oct 13 2016

Proposed Dam on North Fork Snoqualmie River Withdrawn

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Conservation News, River Management
Proposed Dam on North Fork Snoqualmie River Withdrawn

Black Canyon Hydro LLC announced that it was withdrawing its application for the Black Canyon Hydropower Project. This project would have constructed a new dam on the North Fork Snoqualmie River, severely impacting native rainbow and cutthroat trout, posing a risk to the City of Snoqualmie’s water supply, and irreversibly harming a world-class kayak run. […]

Oct 12 2016

Conservation Groups and Local Businesses Question Olivine Mine Expansion near Mt. Baker

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Conservation Groups and Local Businesses Question Olivine Mine Expansion near Mt. Baker

Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 19 conservation, recreation and local business leaders expressing concern over a proposed expansion of an olivine mine/quarry in Whatcom County. United Western Supply has proposed a 10-acre expansion of the Swen Larson olivine Quarry into an inventoried roadless area on Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. The […]