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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 […]

Nov 3 2015

Diverse Stakeholders Push Back on Army Helicopter Training Proposal

Diverse Stakeholders Push Back on Army Helicopter Training Proposal

Nearly 70 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations and local businesses signed a letter raising concerns about an Army proposal to shift existing training activities from Colorado to Washington State. The proposal would create four new helicopter training areas on national forest land in the North Cascades and in southwest Washington on the doorstep of Mt. […]

Aug 3 2015

Key Provisions Dropped From Controversial Timber Sale

Key Provisions Dropped From Controversial Timber Sale

Washington Wild led efforts by conservation and recreation organizations in raising concerns about the Hansen Creek timber sale proposed by the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest adjacent to the recently designated Alpine Lakes Wilderness additions. Proposals for a naturally regenerated 120-year old stand for thinning and the use of a popular hiking trail (Ira Spring Trail) […]

Mar 27 2015

Groups Provide Input on Recreation Impacts of Planned Timber Sale near Snoqualmie Pass

Groups Provide Input on Recreation Impacts of Planned Timber Sale near Snoqualmie Pass

Washington Wild and eight other conservation and recreation organizations commented on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Hansen Creek Vegetation Project located north of I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass. The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest releases a draft environmental assessment for a timber sale that could include as much as 1,500 acres over the next six […]