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Mar 25 2022

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Requesting Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Requesting Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails

On March 16, Washington Wild sent a letter to Senator Patty Murray requesting additional funding be allocated to the recently reinstated Legacy Roads and Trails program to jumpstart the backlog of repairs and improvements needed for watershed protection. The letter—undersigned by 183 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, elected officials, and local businesses— expresses gratitude for […]

Nov 19 2021

Biden Administration announces steps to restore National Forest Roadless Area protections for nine million acres of old-growth forest

Biden Administration announces steps to restore National Forest Roadless Area protections for nine million acres of old-growth forest

Proposal to protect ancient forests and address climate impacts in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest relevant to Washington State WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the Biden Administration announced steps to restore national forest roadless area protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposal is a repeal of the Trump Administration’s 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule, which stripped away long-standing […]

Nov 9 2021

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Directs Vital Funding to National Forest Roads

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Directs Vital Funding to National Forest Roads

With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, soon to be signed into law by President Biden, national forest roads and trails will finally get much-needed attention. The legislation permanently authorizes the Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program and provides vital funding.     Recognizing the need to protect and restore national forest lands […]

Aug 26 2021

We’re hiring! Olympic Forest Collaborative Coordinator

Posted on Aug 26, 2021 in Conservation News, Forest Management, WA Wild Blog
We’re hiring! Olympic Forest Collaborative Coordinator

Join our team! Washington Wild is looking for a passionate and skilled individual to work with members of the Olympic Forest Collaborative to help support and coordinate their work in restoration forestry and aquatic restoration projects in the Olympic National Forest. The Olympic Forest Collaborative Coordinator provides coordination and facilitation support for members of the […]

Jul 23 2021

The Department of Natural Resources Closes Eastern Washington Lands to Recreation Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Posted on Jul 23, 2021 in Conservation News, Forest Management, WA Wild Blog
The Department of Natural Resources Closes Eastern Washington Lands to Recreation Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced a temporary closure of all DNR-managed lands in eastern Washington, citing extreme fire danger and ongoing drought. The closure puts a halt to recreational and public access from July 23rd until conditions improve on all DNR-managed state lands, conservation areas, community forests and any associated roads, trails, […]

Jan 12 2021

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Roadless Rule by Signing the Petition to Save Our Roadless Forests

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Roadless Rule by Signing the Petition to Save Our Roadless Forests

Save our Roadless Forests! Add your name to the petition below to President-elect Joe Biden.

Aug 4 2020

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

Today, the President signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. This is one of the most important pieces of conservation legislation in recent memory. Not only does it permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but it supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and funds vital maintenance for our public lands. The Great […]

Jul 20 2020
Apr 24 2020

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Our Roadless Forests

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Our Roadless Forests

For our fourth and final Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour session, we learned about the importance of roadless forests in the United States and the ongoing threats to the 2001 Roadless Rule. In Washington state, we have some of the most pristine Roadless areas in the country – places like South Quinault Ridge, much of […]

Apr 23 2020