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Read more about why people are passionate about Washington Wild and the Wilderness Legacy we protect. 


Jun 7 2021

Wild Profile: Rebecca Albiani & Mitchell Levy, longtime Washington Wild supporters

Rebecca Albiani still remembers the first time visiting Mt. Rainier 25 years ago on a trip to visit her husband Mitchell’s parents. After a day of snowshoeing in Paradise, she was in awe of the spectacular beauty within such close proximity to Seattle. It wasn’t long after that her family moved across the country from […]

Jun 2 2021

Conservation Voices: It takes an ecosystem – how and why conservation coalitions work 

Conservation Voices: It takes an ecosystem – how and why conservation coalitions work 

By Michelle Connor, President and CEO, Forterra    Recently, Washington Wild’s Executive Director Tom Uniack invited me to offer my response to the not infrequent question we each get from our supporters who are passionate about the Pacific Northwest and about nature, but wonder how to provide resources to support us all: “Why do we need so many environmental groups?”     The missions of […]

May 10 2021

Wild Profile: Craig Nobly and Lighthouse Roasters

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Craig Nobly and Lighthouse Roasters

Lighthouse Roasters has been producing fine artisan coffees in Seattle since 1993.  They create consistently great coffee in small batches of the freshest premium beans, roasted in their vintage cast-iron roaster each day.  Lighthouse has established a following of coffee lovers through their commitment to treating coffee roasting as a craft.    Washington Wild was able to connect with […]

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 […]