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Nov 17 2017

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access in Darrington Ranger District

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Darrington Ranger District that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. Washington Wild coordinated a letter (link to letter) to the Forest Service signed by 13 organizations supporting these repairs that keep important recreation areas accessible. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service […]

Nov 1 2017

Extreme Lawless Logging Bill Passes House

Extreme Lawless Logging Bill Passes House

Today, the controversial Resilient Forests Act of has passed the House mostly along party lines with a vote of 232-188. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands that would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of the Endangered Species Act, and remove judicial […]

Nov 1 2017

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access Near Mt. Baker

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access Near Mt. Baker

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the Forest Service signed by 19 organizations supporting these repairs that keep important recreation areas accessible. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service […]

Oct 24 2017

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Recreational Access

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Recreational Access

The comment period for this opportunity closed on November 1, 2017. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page.   The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service Roads suffer damage from washouts […]

Oct 7 2017

Groups Object to Decision on Mining Expansion into Mt. Baker Roadless Area

Groups Object to Decision on Mining Expansion into Mt. Baker Roadless Area

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has issued a draft decision to move ahead with the Swen Larsen Quarry Expansion into the Mt. Baker West Inventoried Roadless Area in Whatcom County. Washington Wild coordinated and objection letter signed by 8 other organizations stating their concerns with the project moving forward. The 10-acre mining expansion will have […]

Sep 5 2017

Decision to Close Lake Serene Trail for Logging Access Leads to Efforts to Buy Land

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has issued a decision to close the Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls trail from September 25th, 2017 to July 1, 2018 to allow access to logging by the Weyerhauser company. An early section of the trail is adjacent to private property, on which Weyerhauser is scheduled to begin logging […]

Aug 28 2017

Groups Raise Concerns About Proposed Lake Serene Trail Closure

Groups Raise Concerns About Proposed Lake Serene Trail Closure

The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest has proposed trail closure for the popular Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls trail from September 5, 2017 through April 2018. Weyerhauser is scheduled to  begin logging on their property adjacent to the trail this September. In order to access the area for logging, which will not take place […]

Jun 27 2017

TAKE ACTION: Lawless Logging Bill Passes House Committee, Threatens National Forests

TAKE ACTION: Lawless Logging Bill Passes House Committee, Threatens National Forests

Today the controversial  Resilient Forests Act of 2017 (H.R.  2936) passed the House Natural Resources Committee and is headed to the House floor. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands. If passed the bill would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of […]

Jun 2 2017

TAKE ACTION: Protect our National Forests from Mandated Logging! NO to H.R. 2613

TAKE ACTION: Protect our National Forests from Mandated Logging! NO to H.R. 2613

H.R. 2613, also known as the Forests Act of 2017, was introduced in the house this past May by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA-5]. This bill would make timber production the dominant use of nearly 50 million acres of national forest land. Our national forests are amazing places that provide opportunities for all Americans to get […]

May 24 2017

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

After a more than a year of input from local conservation and recreation groups, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest released a final decision notice on efforts to maintain and right size the road system on the Greenwater watershed adjacent to Mt. Rainier National Park. Washington Wild coordinated three different joint comment letters signed by 13 […]