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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 […]

Jan 5 2017

PAST ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

PAST ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

A new Forest Service draft decision would enable the U.S. Navy to surround Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest with electromagnetic emitter trucks, resulting in high decibel jet training flights over ancient forests, popular trails and remote peaks on the Olympic Peninsula. The Navy has done a poor job of informing local stakeholders about […]

Oct 28 2016

Conservation and Recreation Groups Oppose Timber Sale adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Conservation News, Forest Management
Conservation and Recreation Groups Oppose Timber Sale adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park

Eight organizations, including Washington Wild, submitted a letter to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) opposing a planned timber sale that would clear cut up to the boundary of Wallace Falls State Park. The controversial Singletary sale is located north of Highway 2 in Snohomish County near the towns of Gold Bar and […]

Oct 12 2016

Conservation Groups and Local Businesses Question Olivine Mine Expansion near Mt. Baker

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Conservation Groups and Local Businesses Question Olivine Mine Expansion near Mt. Baker

Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 19 conservation, recreation and local business leaders expressing concern over a proposed expansion of an olivine mine/quarry in Whatcom County. United Western Supply has proposed a 10-acre expansion of the Swen Larson olivine Quarry into an inventoried roadless area on Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. The […]

Oct 7 2016

PAST ACTION: Proposed Quarry Expansion Threatens Ancient Forests, Wildlife and Drinking Water

PAST ACTION: Proposed Quarry Expansion Threatens Ancient Forests, Wildlife and Drinking Water

TAKE ACTION United Western Supply has proposed expanding an existing olivine rock quarry onto national forest lands including the Mt. Baker West inventoried roadless area in Whatcom County. Located north of the Twin Sisters, the proposal would expand into intact old-growth forests that serve as part of the municipal watershed for the City of Bellingham. […]

May 25 2016

Legislation Introduced to Protect Methow Valley from Mining Threats

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Legislation Introduced to Protect Methow Valley from Mining Threats

Today, Washingotn Wild cheered the introduction of the Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2016 by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), to protect 340,000 acres of National Forest in the Methow Valley from potential development of a large-scale mine. The legislation would restrict potential mining related development (including near Flagg Mountain) in order […]

Apr 8 2016

Army Rethinks Combat Helicopter Training Proposal

Army Rethinks Combat Helicopter Training Proposal

After hearing from more than 2,000 individual and organizational stakeholders, the U.S. Army announced that they were going to reassess controversial landing sites as part of their proposal to allow combat helicopter training on public lands in Washington State. Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter in November from 67 diverse local stakeholders raising concerns […]

Feb 16 2016

On all fronts: Army and Navy forge ahead with training plans for Northwest forests despite loud opposition

Washington Wild works hard to protect the lands and waters of Washington State, which sometimes includes lending our voice to oppose military expansions.  We understand the military needs places to train and we support our troops, but the wild places of our country are an integral part of the American dream, an envy of the […]