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Sep 14 2020

WA Wild Submits Letter Supporting Blanca Lake/Heybrook Ridge Improvements

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
WA Wild Submits Letter Supporting Blanca Lake/Heybrook Ridge Improvements

On August 31st, Washington Wild submitted a letter to Skykomish Ranger District with 19 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations strongly support the Blanca Lake Trail relocation and the construction of the Heybrook Ridge Connecting Trail. Both of these projects would maintain and enhance recreational access for residents of Index, Gold Bar, and Skykomish as well […]

Aug 4 2020

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

Today, the President signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. This is one of the most important pieces of conservation legislation in recent memory. Not only does it permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but it supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and funds vital maintenance for our public lands. The Great […]

Jul 22 2020

Great American Outdoors Act Passes Congress, Heads to White House

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
Great American Outdoors Act Passes Congress, Heads to White House

Today, the House passed the Great American Outdoors Act with a vote of 310 to 107. The legislation will provide billions in funding for parks, green spaces, and public lands and waters. The Senate already passed the bill back in June. Now, it head’s to the President’s desk to become law. The Great American Outdoors […]

Jul 22 2020

Washington Wild coordinates letter in support of Mt. Washington acquisition

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild coordinates letter in support of Mt. Washington acquisition

Today, Washington Wild submitted a letter to the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office to support Washington State Parks’ acquisition of the Mt. Washington Trail property, an inholding in the Olallie State Park in the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. Represented in the 26 signers were conservation organizations, local businesses, recreation groups, and […]

Jun 29 2020
Jun 17 2020

The Great American Outdoors Act Passes U.S. Senate

Posted on Jun 17, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
The Great American Outdoors Act Passes U.S. Senate

Today, the Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act with a vote of 73 to 25. Thanks to broad bipartisan support, the GAOA is now headed to the Democratically-controlled House where it is expected to pass. The passage of this bill will give us two important conservation wins: First, it permanently funds the Land and […]

Mar 3 2020
Feb 24 2020

Coalition Supports Funding for Legacy Roads and Trail Program

Coalition Supports Funding for Legacy Roads and Trail Program

Today Washington Wild coordinated a comment letter to the Washington Congressional Delegation signed by 58 conservation, recreation, and wildlife organizations, electeds, and businesses. 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 important work. The […]

Jan 13 2020

Stakeholders Call for Legislature to Fully-Fund Department of Fish and Wildlife

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
Stakeholders Call for Legislature to Fully-Fund Department of Fish and Wildlife

Today, Washington Wild joined 44 other hunters and anglers, wildlife advocates, and outdoor recreation organizations who signed onto a coalition statement organized by Conservation Northwest. This statement calls on the Washington State Legislature to appropriate all of the $26 million in operating funds requested for the coming fiscal year by the Department of Fish and […]

Nov 4 2019

Organizations Support Summer Mountain Bike Trails at The Summit at Snoqualmie

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
Organizations Support Summer Mountain Bike Trails at The Summit at Snoqualmie

Today, Washington Wild joined 17 other conservation and outdoor recreation groups who signed onto a comment letter to support the proposed trail building and permitting of lift‐serviced mountain bike operations at The Summit at Snoqualmie (The Summit). As ski resort communities are increasingly affected by unpredictable snowpack and worry about climate change impacts to their winter […]