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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 […]

May 13 2019

Wild Profile: Norm Winn

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Norm Winn

Norm Winn Former Board Member/Founding Member of the Legacy Society We could not publish our 40th Anniversary newsletter without mentioning Norman Winn. A now-retired environmentalist, attorney, and enthusiastic mountain climber, Norm and his late-wife, Karyl, moved to Seattle in 1967 in pursuit of high alpine outdoor adventures among the rugged peaks of Washington State. In his words, “I moved to Washington to mountain climb.” In the years following their […]

May 13 2019

Wild Profile: Leilani Balais

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Leilani Balais

Leilani Balais Washington Wild Volunteer Leilani grew up on the West Coast and later went on to study psychology at Pacific Lutheran University, graduating in 1999. Today she works for Tacoma Arts Live, managing community relations and the organization’s event booking software and rental facilities with their Operations department.  After moving to Washington in 1989, Leilani’s […]

Mar 30 2019

Living the Legacy of Billy Frank, Jr.

Posted on Mar 30, 2019 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Living the Legacy of Billy Frank, Jr.

By Steve Robinson   “I don’t believe in magic. I believe in the sun and the stars, the water, the tides, the floods, the owls, the hawks flying, the river running, the wind talking. They’re measurements. They tell us how healthy things are. How healthy we are. Because we and they are the same. That’s what […]