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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, […]

Jul 15 2021

The Biden Administration Announces Sweeping Protections for Tongass National Forest

The Biden Administration Announces Sweeping Protections for Tongass National Forest

In a bold move for a region long reliant on felled old-growth trees, the Biden administration announced a new plan for the Tongass National Forest to restore and implement additional safeguards. Not only will the previous Roadless Rule protections be reinstated (as promised in June) but new safeguards will be added, including $25 million in […]

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

Posted on Apr 24, 2020 in Conservation News, Forest Management, WA Wild Blog
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
Apr 20 2020

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: The Wild Olympics

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: The Wild Olympics

From all of us at Washington Wild, we wish you a happy Earth Week! Can you believe it’s been 50 years since the first Earth Day was held across the United States? While the festivities may look very different this year, there are still ways we can celebrate, collaborate, and take action on this important anniversary. Our […]

Mar 10 2020

Washington Wild Joins 325 Conservation Groups in Opposing Efforts to Weaken NEPA

Washington Wild joined hundreds of conservation groups from across the U.S. to file formal comments today with the Trump administration opposing its plans to gut the rules that govern the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The letter calls on the Trump Administration to abandon this rulemaking effort which would jeopardize healthy air, water, and […]