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Jul 11 2017

Groups Call on Congress to Improve on Trump Budget Cuts for Trails and Recreation

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
Groups Call on Congress to Improve on Trump Budget Cuts for Trails and Recreation

In a  letter to Washington’s Congressional delegation, 23 conservation and recreation groups including Washington Wild advocated for preserving funding for recreation and trails. The letter expressed deep concerns about dramatic budget cuts to our agencies like the Forest Service and National Park Service and conservation and recreation safeguards. Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced […]

Jun 15 2017

Groups Urge Forest Service to Say No to Mining Near Mt. St. Helens

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining, Recreational Access
Groups Urge Forest Service to Say No to Mining Near Mt. St. Helens

Washington Wild joined 18 other conservation and recreation organizations on a letter to the Forest Service opposing mining operations in the Green River valley and Goat Mountain near Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The mining proposal has been challenged and delayed at least three times over the last  decade. It threatens to devastate the Green River […]

May 24 2017

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

After a more than a year of input from local conservation and recreation groups, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest released a final decision notice on efforts to maintain and right size the road system on the Greenwater watershed adjacent to Mt. Rainier National Park. Washington Wild coordinated three different joint comment letters signed by 13 […]

Apr 17 2017

Organizations Support Balance of Watershed Restoration and Recreational Access on Olympic National Forest

Organizations Support Balance of Watershed Restoration and Recreational Access on Olympic National Forest

Washington Wild helped coordinate a letter signed by 10 conservation and recreation organizations preserving and enhancing recreational access and supporting watershed restoration on the Dungeness Watershed. The letter expressed support for addressing an oversized and under-maintained road system that causes high aquatic risk to our watersheds and fish while balancing important recreation opportunities. The groups […]

Feb 8 2017

Groups Support Balance between Recreation and Conservation for Pack and Saddle Guiding Permits

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
Groups Support Balance between Recreation and Conservation for Pack and Saddle Guiding Permits

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 10 conservation and recreation organizations concerning Pack and Saddle permits on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The joint comment letter expressed their support for a balanced approach that supports horse related outfitting and guiding opportunities on Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest while mitigating ecological impacts and preserving Wilderness […]

Nov 7 2016

22 Organizations Back New Non-motorized Recreation Opportunities near Wenatchee

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
22 Organizations Back New Non-motorized Recreation Opportunities near Wenatchee

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the Wenatchee River Ranger District signed by an additional 21 recreation, conservation and local business leaders supporting the Number Two Canyon Trails project. The project, proposed by the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, would construct or improve nearly 30 miles of non-motorized trail, add two trailheads, create a downhill and […]

Oct 31 2016

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Repair of Key Access Road to Wild Sky Country

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky
Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Repair of Key Access Road to Wild Sky Country

After 10 years, Snohomish County Public Works released for public comment a long awaited Environmental Assessment to repair the popular Index-Galena Road. This paved route served as the primary access point to dozens of trailheads, campgrounds and whitewater access points along the North Fork Skykomish River before it was severely damaged by flooding in 2006. […]

Oct 28 2016

Two New Trails Added in Wild Sky Country

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky
Two New Trails Added in Wild Sky Country

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has announced the decision to add two new trails in Wild Sky Country, Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls, along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor near the town of Skykomish. In September 2014 Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the USFS with 12 other prominent Washington conservation and recreation organizations supporting […]

Oct 24 2016

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repair Accessing Wild Sky Wilderness

PAST ACTION: Support Road Repair Accessing Wild Sky Wilderness

After 10 years, Snohomish County Public Works has released for public comment a long awaited Environmental Assessment to repair the popular Index-Galena Road. This paved route served as the primary access point to dozens of trailheads, campgrounds and whitewater access points along the North Fork Skykomish River before it was severely damaged by flooding in […]

Oct 19 2016

Washington Wild Supports New Trail and Safety Improvements for Washington Pass Spires Trail

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
Washington Wild Supports New Trail and Safety Improvements for Washington Pass Spires Trail

Today Washington Wild joined the Access Fund and 12 other conservation and recreation organizations in support of a stewardship project to construct a new climbing trail system and address current safety issues as part of the Washington Pass Spires Access Trail Project. This stewardship project is an extensive collaborative effort with the Methow Valley Ranger District (MVRD) […]