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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 […]

Apr 26 2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Funding for State Parks and Forests is Under Threat!

COMPLETED ACTION: Funding for State Parks and Forests is Under Threat!

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! Time is running out for the Washington State Legislature to finalize its budget for the next two years and our state parks and forests are critically underfunded. The proposed budget underfunds maintenance and staffing, threatening future closures of recreation sites, beaches […]

Mar 19 2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails Program!

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails Program!

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. This Forest Service Program, started in 2008, is a widely popular, bi-partisan conservation program that directs USFS work to urgently needed road decommissioning, […]

Mar 5 2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Help Protect New State Conservation Lands!

COMPLETED ACTION: Help Protect New State Conservation Lands!

Currently, the Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) has nominated four areas in Washington for Trust Land Transfer into the Natural Resource Conservation Area program in the 2019-2021 Budget. These areas are located in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie (King County), Morning Star (Snohomish County) and Devils Lake and Dabob Bay in Jefferson County on […]

Feb 12 2019

Pro-Public Lands Package, Land & Water Conservation Fund, Passes Senate!

Pro-Public Lands Package, Land & Water Conservation Fund, Passes Senate!

Today, after months of negotiations and legislative hurdles, a pro-public lands package which bundles together over 100 individual lands bills and includes Senator Maria Cantwell’s legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has passed the Senate! The Land and Water Conservation Fund supports our treasured public lands that protect ancient forests, […]

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, […]