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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) […]

Sep 23 2016

Washington State Offers Alternative to Mountain Bike – Wilderness Debate

Washington State Offers Alternative to Mountain Bike – Wilderness Debate

Several local newspapers including the Bellingham Herald, Tacoma News Tribune and The Olympian reported on a national push to support controversial legislation to amend the 1964 Wilderness Act to allow mountain biking within designated Wilderness Areas. However, in Washington State, Washington Wild has helped lead an alternative common ground approach to both preserve mountain bike access and […]

Jul 29 2016

Balanced Decision Supports Restoration and Recreation in Nooksack

Balanced Decision Supports Restoration and Recreation in Nooksack

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest announced a decision on their plan for road maintenance levels in the Nooksack basin near Mt. Baker. The draft decision took to heart many of the recommendations outlined in a comment letter by 18 conservation and recreation organizations in March 2016. Changes include significantly increasing the miles of roads to […]

Jun 30 2016

Destination Wild Olympics Recreation Map Released

Destination Wild Olympics Recreation Map Released

The Wild Olympics Campaign, outdoor recreation groups, REI, and Patagonia unveiled a new “ Destination Wild Olympics ” MAP, highlighting some of the great recreation places in the Wild Olympics proposal. The map was designed with extensive input from local Olympic Peninsula business owners, economic development leaders and local elected officials, who announced their support […]

May 27 2016

Balanced Comments provided on Forest Service Roads in Greenwater Watershed

Balanced Comments provided on Forest Service Roads in Greenwater Watershed

WA Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 12 conservation and recreation organizations to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest prioritizing key forest service roads providing recreational access for continued maintenance while identifying old decaying logging roads for decommissioning and watershed restoration. The balanced comments were focused on national forest road system adjacent to Mt. […]