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Jan 27 2021

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

What could a pending mining permit in the Skagit headwaters mean for us downstream? In this conservation chat, activist and Washington Wild supporter Jaidacyn Madrigal offers key impacts and insights into the issue and provides an easy way you can take action to protect the Skagit.  A growing international coalition is urging the Canadian government […]

Jan 13 2021

An International Coalition of Over 200 groups voices Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

An International Coalition of Over 200 groups voices Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

Today, an international coalition of more than 200 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups as well as local elected officials, businesses, and Tribes and First Nations released a press release showing growing opposition to a pending mining permit by Imperial Metals in the headwaters of the Skagit River. Washington Wild has led efforts to coordinate the international […]

Oct 12 2020
Apr 22 2020

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Methow Valley Headwaters and LWCF

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 in Brewshed, Conservation News, Mining, WA Wild Blog
Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Methow Valley Headwaters and LWCF

Wherever you are today, however you celebrate, we hope you have a happy Earth Day 2020! Five decades have passed since the first Earth Day was held across the United States. While there is much more work to do for a happier and healthier earth, we are excited to celebrate how far we have come with you! […]

Apr 22 2020
Apr 21 2020

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Protecting the Skagit Headwaters

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Protecting the Skagit Headwaters

Our second virtual Happy Hour was a success! We had a lot of return attendees but just as many newcomers. We got an update from Randy at Hellbent Brewing on how folks can support their business right now. We were also joined by Amy Trainer, the Environmental Policy Director with the Swinomish Tribe. Washington Wild […]

Apr 1 2020

Following Legislative Victory, Suction Mining Reform Proponents Focus on Strong Regulations

Following Legislative Victory, Suction Mining Reform Proponents Focus on Strong Regulations

Today, 55 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, faith leaders, local businesses and other stakeholders around Washington sent a letter to members of the Commissioners of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of Ecology. The letter urges both agencies to adopt strong regulations pursuant to the recently passed legislation prohibiting the practice […]

Mar 5 2020

Bill to protect critical salmon habitat from suction dredge mining passes Senate

Bill to protect critical salmon habitat from suction dredge mining passes Senate

Today, a statewide coalition of more than 160 conservation, recreation, and wildlife organizations, local businesses, electeds, and Tribes celebrated the Washington State Senate’s vote to approve legislation that would ban the harmful practice of motorized suction dredge mining in stream segments designated as critical salmon habitat. The reform legislation (ES HB 1261) passed by a […]

Mar 5 2020

Local Media Highlights Need for Mining Reform to Protect Salmon, Orca Whales

Local Media Highlights Need for Mining Reform to Protect Salmon, Orca Whales

A coalition of more than 150 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups, faith leaders, and local businesses are working to pass meaningful reform of motorized suction dredge mining in Washington rivers and streams. The legislation is focused on protecting critical habitat for salmon and downstream endangered Southern Resident orca whale populations. Local media attention on the […]

Feb 21 2020

Washington Wild Executive Director Testifies in Olympia in Support of Skagit Headwaters

Washington Wild Executive Director Testifies in Olympia in Support of Skagit Headwaters

Today, Washington Wild’s Executive Director testified in Olympia before the House Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Committee in support of a SJM 8014 which Requests that British Columbia work with the city of Seattle and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission to prevent logging and mining in the donut hole of the Upper Skagit watershed, […]