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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 […]

Feb 25 2020
Dec 17 2019

Media Attention on National Forest Roadless Areas Grows

Posted on Dec 17, 2019 in Conservation News, Forest Management
Media Attention on National Forest Roadless Areas Grows

In October, the Trump Administration announced a controversial proposal to eliminate long standing protections for unlogged old-growth forests within Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The ancient forests are part of the last remaining intact temperate rainforest on the planet and are champions of absorbing harmful greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere. Media attention has quickly grown […]

Dec 16 2019

100 Washington Stakeholders Oppose Repeal of Old-Growth Forest Protections Under the Roadless Rule

100 Washington Stakeholders Oppose Repeal of Old-Growth Forest Protections Under the Roadless Rule

Today, 102 local elected officials, businesses, commercial fishermen, faith leaders, hunting and fishing interests and conservation and recreation organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service opposing the elimination of old-growth forest protections under the 2001 National Forest Roadless Area Rule. Washington Wild coordinated the letter which demonstrates broad local support for roadless areas. “The Trump […]