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Dec 31 2020

Conservation Voices: Healthy Public Lands for Healthy Families

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Voices: Healthy Public Lands for Healthy Families

By Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D.  My family treasures the time we spend together hiking and fishing in the Great Outdoors. I am honored to represent the 8th Congressional District which includes the I-90 corridor, Mountains to Sound Greenway, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Mt. Rainier National Park, and many of the most popular and accessible trails in the […]

Dec 31 2020

Wild Profile: Ascent Outdoors

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Ascent Outdoors

Our story begins 24 years ago. Originally a second-hand sporting goods store named Second Bounce, we slowly began bringing in more and more outdoor gear focused on activities including backpacking, camping, climbing, backcountry skiing, and biking. In 2001 Second Bounce moved to the current location in Ballard, ditched the “bouncing items”, rebranded as Second Ascent, and became a full-service […]

Dec 31 2020

Wild Profile: Yakima Chief Hops

Wild Profile: Yakima Chief Hops

  Yakima Chief Hops is a 100% grower-owned network of family hop farms. Since 1869, they’ve been known for quality hops with an ever-growing vision towards sustainability. Situated in “Hop Country, USA,” or the Yakima Valley as you may know it, YCH is uniquely positioned to establish strong relationships between the growers who supply their super-premium hops and their innovative brewing customers who make the […]

May 18 2020

Conservation Voices: Community and Climate Resilience

Posted on May 18, 2020 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Voices: Community and Climate Resilience

By Hannah Wilson I’ve spent time in forests across many landscapes across the West. I grew up aware of the impacts of climate change, driving me to study environmental justice issues at the University of Washington and make it my life’s work to address many of the intersections of climate justice. My experiences have taken me from […]

May 7 2020

Wild Profile: Bale Breaker Brewing Company

Wild Profile: Bale Breaker Brewing Company

Crafting fresh-off-the-farm brews from the middle of a hop field, Bale Breaker Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery located in the Yakima Valley. Backed by four generations of hop farming experience, Bale Breaker started in 2013, and has since become the fourth largest independent craft brewery in Washington.  As they have grown over the years, so have their sustainability practices […]

Apr 29 2020

Wild Profile: Jeff Chandler

Posted on Apr 29, 2020 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler is a dedicated volunteer with Washington Wild. Since 2018, he has been lending his skills in graphic design and illustration to the Brewshed® Alliance. You will have seen his work on the last two Brewshed Beer Fest event posters, where he blends natural elements like rivers, mountains, and forests with craft brews.  “I got involved with Washington Wild […]

Dec 2 2019

Wild Profile: Charlie Clark

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Charlie Clark

Charlie Clark Director of Impact, MiiR A PNW native, Charlie Clark was born in Seattle and grew up in Portland. He holds a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University, and helps ensure MiiR’s robust philanthropic endeavors are sustainable, equitable, and transparent. A Product to Project™ company, MiiR partners with some of the most respected […]

Dec 2 2019

Wild Profile: Whitney Neugebauer

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Whitney Neugebauer

Whitney Neugebauer Executive Director, Whale Scout Meet Whitney Neugebauer, a lifelong whale lover and advocate. She completed degrees in Geology and Anthropology from Eckerd College in Florida before returning home to pursue her master’s degree in Marine and Environmental Affairs from the University of Washington. In 2013, she founded the organization Whale Scout, as Puget […]

Dec 2 2019

Protecting the Skagit

Protecting the Skagit

By Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Chairman The Swinomish Tribal Community are People of the Salmon, and the Skagit is our home. It is an essential part of who we are as a people. We have paddled the waters of the Skagit and the Salish Sea since time immemorial, when the rivers were thick […]

Jun 3 2019

Taking the First Step

Posted on Jun 3, 2019 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Taking the First Step

By Trina Hahn Growing up in Western Washington, I was no stranger to coming home with wet feet. Every summer, my family would pack our car with unhealthy snacks and drive to Westport, a small fishing town about two and a half hours from Seattle. As soon as our car would pull in, I would […]