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Dec 9 2019

WA Brewing Industry Speaks up for Remaining Old-Growth Forests in AK and WA

WA Brewing Industry Speaks up for Remaining Old-Growth Forests in AK and WA

Today, a coalition of breweries across Washington state joined together to stand up for healthy watersheds after the Trump Administration announced they are moving forward with a controversial proposal to […]

Dec 4 2019

Big Win, Logging Halted in Canadian Headwaters of the Skagit River

Big Win, Logging Halted in Canadian Headwaters of the Skagit River

Today, an international coalition of more than 140 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups celebrated as the British Columbia Government announced that they would halt future plans to log pristine areas in the […]

Oct 16 2019
Sep 12 2019

Controversial Mine near Confluence of Illabot and Skagit Rescinded

Today, a coalition of conservation and recreation groups, Tribes, and government agencies celebrated an announcement that a mining permit application near Marblemount, WA was rescinded by Kiewit Infrastructure Co. The […]

Sep 9 2019

Local Media Attention Grows on Effort to Weaken Roadless Forest Protections

Local Media Attention Grows on Effort to Weaken Roadless Forest Protections

The Trump Administration recently released a plan that will roll back protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest against wide-scale logging. Weakening this policy in Alaska will harm local and Indigenous […]

Aug 26 2019

Organizations Call on Forest Service to Protect Public Input on our National Forests

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Conservation News, Forest Management
Organizations Call on Forest Service to Protect Public Input on our National Forests

Today Washington Wild joined 177 other conservation and public interest groups across the nation who signed onto a comment letter regarding the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed rulemaking to revise its National Environmental […]

Jul 30 2019

Organizations Call on Forest Service to Follow Roadless Rule in Monte Cristo Area

Organizations Call on Forest Service to Follow Roadless Rule in Monte Cristo Area

Today Washington Wild joined 12 other conservation and recreation organizations who signed onto a comment letter to the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. The letter calls on the Forest Service to […]

May 22 2019

Forest Service Ignores Objection to New Roads in Roadless Areas Near Mt. Baker

Posted on May 22, 2019 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Roadless
Forest Service Ignores Objection to New Roads in Roadless Areas Near Mt. Baker

Today, the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest approved a final decision as part of the Excelsior Mine redevelopment project to allow road construction within the Mt. Baker North Inventoried Roadless […]

May 3 2019

Senator Cantwell Introduces Legislation to Permanently Protect Nearly 60 Million Acres of Public Forests

Senator Cantwell Introduces Legislation to Permanently Protect Nearly 60 Million Acres of Public Forests

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has introduced legislation that would codify administrative protections for about nearly 60 million acres of ancient forests, salmon spawning streams and sources for safe and clean drinking water […]

Mar 19 2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails Program!

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails Program!

In 2019 the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) Legacy Roads and Trails (LRT) program was virtually eliminated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, removing a decade-old dedicated budget line item for this […]