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Aug 31 2020

WA Wild Coordinates Letter to Protect the Cascade River

Posted on Aug 31, 2020 in Conservation News, North Cascades, WA Wild Blog
WA Wild Coordinates Letter to Protect the Cascade River

On August 14, Washington Wild in coordination with North Cascade Conservation Council, submitted a letter with 31 undersigned conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations to strongly urge the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to promote a robust trust land transfer (TLT) project list for the 2021-2022 Biennium of the Washington State Legislature and promote the nomination […]

Jul 2 2020

WA Wild, Conservation Organizations Provide Comments on North Fork Nooksack Vegetation Management Project

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in Conservation News, North Cascades, WA Wild Blog

The Wilderness Society, Washington Wild, American Whitewater, and American Rivers provided comments on a scoping notice for the North Fork Nooksack Vegetation Management Project.  The project is located on the Mt. Baker Ranger District on the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest in Whatcom County. Read the full letter here. The project includes a mix of […]

Jan 12 2019

WA Wild Brings Together 25 Groups in Support of Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

WA Wild Brings Together 25 Groups in Support of Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 25 conservation and recreation groups on a letter to the Forest Service in support of their proposed alternative for the Baker Lake Road to Trail Project.  The letter expressed support for the Forest Service’s proposed alternative which avoids a violation of the 2001 Roadless Rule, […]

Jan 4 2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The Forest Service is currently looking for input on alternative trail locations near Baker Lake, aiming to balance the goals of enhancing and restoring fisheries habitat in the channel migration zone of the Baker River while also retaining recreational and Tribal […]

Jan 1 2019

2018 Conservation Accomplishments

2018 Conservation Accomplishments

WASHINGTON WILD MOBILIZES MORE CIVIC ADVOCACY THAN EVER In the beginning of 2017 we launched our new online advocacy system where you can fill out a simple form to send comments and letters to your elected officials on conservation issues important to you with a click of a button. Through our 2018 advocacy efforts and […]

Oct 26 2018

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a comment letter signed by 25 conservation and recreation groups to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Forest supporting the proposed action to Baker Lake Road to Trail conversion project. The Forest Service is currently looking for input on alternative trail locations near Baker Lake, aiming to balance the goals of enhancing and restoring fisheries habitat […]

Oct 22 2018

Conservation, Recreation, Wildlife Groups Oppose New Roads in Roadless Areas Near Mt. Baker

Conservation, Recreation, Wildlife Groups Oppose New Roads in Roadless Areas Near Mt. Baker

Today Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter joined by 20 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations to the Forest Service concerning a proposed plan of operations for the Excelsior Mine, located in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Wells Creek. Redevelopment of the mine would directly impact the Mt. Baker North Inventoried Roadless Area (IRA) by building […]

Oct 19 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect the Mt. Baker North Roadless Area From New Road Building!

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect the Mt. Baker North Roadless Area From New Road Building!

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The U.S. Forest Service has presented a draft environmental analysis on a proposed plan of operations for the Excelsior Mine, located in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Wells Creek. Redevelopment of the mine would directly impact the Mt. Baker […]

Apr 4 2018

Effort to Bring Together North Cascades Conservation and Timber Interests Highlighted

Effort to Bring Together North Cascades Conservation and Timber Interests Highlighted

The Planet Magazine highlighted efforts by the Darrington Collaborative to bring together conservation, timber and local community leaders from the scenic town of Darrington to support forest restoration and local economic benefits. As a member of the Darrington Collaborative, Washington Wild is working with a diverse group of stakeholders, including rural community leaders and timber interests, […]

Dec 1 2017

New Mining Roads Proposed in Mt. Baker-North Roadless Area

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining, North Cascades, WA Wild Blog
New Mining Roads Proposed in Mt. Baker-North Roadless Area

Washington Wild joined 14 other groups on a letter to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest raising concern for the redevelopment of the Excelsior Mine. In addition to opposing new road building in an Inventoried Roadless Area, the project could have potential negative impacts on Spotted Owl critical habitat and riparian reserves.