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Nov 21 2017

National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Increased Entrance Fees at 17 Parks

National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Increased Entrance Fees at 17 Parks

Today, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced that they will be extending the public comment period for the National Park Entry Fee Increase until December 22, 2017. The deadline, originally November 23, has been pushed back to overwhelming public interest. Over 65,000 comments have already been submitted. Read the NPS Press Release here.

Nov 20 2017

Senator Maria Cantwell Hosts Rally Opposing National Park Fee Increase

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
Senator Maria Cantwell Hosts Rally Opposing National Park Fee Increase

Today, Washington Wild attended a rally held by Senator Maria Cantwell who was joined by Washingtonians, outdoor and recreation enthusiasts, and local businesses to oppose the proposed entry fee increase to 17 National Parks. She called on the Trump Administration and Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, to withdraw the National Park Service Proposal to nearly […]

Nov 17 2017

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access in Darrington Ranger District

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Darrington Ranger District that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. Washington Wild coordinated a letter (link to letter) to the Forest Service signed by 13 organizations supporting these repairs that keep important recreation areas accessible. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service […]

Nov 9 2017

Groups Encourage Thoughtful Approach Around Access Issues in the Enchantments

Recently there has been a push to institute day use permits in the Enchantments, located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and one of the most popular destinations for hiking in Washington State. Overnight permits are already required for trips in the area to mitigate recreational and ecological impacts to the fragile alpine environment. Washington Wild […]

Nov 1 2017

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access Near Mt. Baker

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access Near Mt. Baker

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the Forest Service signed by 19 organizations supporting these repairs that keep important recreation areas accessible. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service […]

Oct 30 2017

TAKE ACTION: Oppose Massive Entry Fee Increases for National Parks

TAKE ACTION: Oppose Massive Entry Fee Increases for National Parks

Often referred to as “America’s Best Idea,” our National Parks are places we all can go to reconnect with nature, recreate and relax away from the stress of our everyday life. What happens when America’s Best Idea becomes that to only those who can pay an expensive entrance fee?  

Oct 24 2017

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Recreational Access

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Recreational Access

The comment period for this opportunity closed on November 1, 2017. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page.   The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service Roads suffer damage from washouts […]

Sep 18 2017

Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin to Receive Awards from Washington Wild in Support of Conservation

Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin to Receive Awards from Washington Wild in Support of Conservation

At Washington Wild’s fundraiser, WILD NIGHT OUT, Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin will receive an annual conservation award from Washington Wild for their conservation efforts to protect public lands and wild places in Washington State.   The Conservation Voices Award, given each year to an individual who has lent his or her voice […]

Sep 5 2017

Decision to Close Lake Serene Trail for Logging Access Leads to Efforts to Buy Land

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has issued a decision to close the Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls trail from September 25th, 2017 to July 1, 2018 to allow access to logging by the Weyerhauser company. An early section of the trail is adjacent to private property, on which Weyerhauser is scheduled to begin logging […]

Aug 28 2017

Groups Raise Concerns About Proposed Lake Serene Trail Closure

Groups Raise Concerns About Proposed Lake Serene Trail Closure

The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest has proposed trail closure for the popular Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls trail from September 5, 2017 through April 2018. Weyerhauser is scheduled to  begin logging on their property adjacent to the trail this September. In order to access the area for logging, which will not take place […]