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Jan 7 2019

115th Congress In Review: What Did it Mean for Washington’s Wild Places?

115th Congress In Review: What Did it Mean for Washington’s Wild Places?

The first two years of Trump’s Presidency have just come to a close and with it the end of the two-year 115th Congressional Session. Washington Wild responded to our members who told us that it was confusing and difficult to follow the mounting congressional threats to our national parks forests and other public lands. We […]

Jan 4 2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The Forest Service is currently looking for input on alternative trail locations near Baker Lake, aiming to balance the goals of enhancing and restoring fisheries habitat in the channel migration zone of the Baker River while also retaining recreational and Tribal […]

Jan 1 2019

2018 Conservation Accomplishments

2018 Conservation Accomplishments

WASHINGTON WILD MOBILIZES MORE CIVIC ADVOCACY THAN EVER In the beginning of 2017 we launched our new online advocacy system where you can fill out a simple form to send comments and letters to your elected officials on conservation issues important to you with a click of a button. Through our 2018 advocacy efforts and […]

Nov 14 2018

More than 5,000 Washingtonians Raise their Voice for Long-Term Protection of the Methow

More than 5,000 Washingtonians Raise their Voice for Long-Term Protection of the Methow

Last night more than 450 people filled the Winthrop Barn at a public meeting and more than 5,000 individuals sent comments to the BLM to raise their voices for long-term protection from Mining for the Methow Valley. Washington Wild is a member of the Methow Headwaters Coalition along with several other conservation and recreation groups. […]

Nov 1 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Long Term Protection of the Methow Valley from Industrial-Scale Mining!

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Long Term Protection of the Methow Valley from Industrial-Scale Mining!

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! Mining interests have targeted the Methow Valley for exploratory drilling near Flagg Mountain as a preliminary step to developing a mine in the watershed. Mining in the area could have harmful effects on clean water for fish and residents, as […]

Oct 26 2018

Washington Wild Presents at Washington State Trails Conference in Wenatchee

Washington Wild Presents at Washington State Trails Conference in Wenatchee

Washington Wild’s Executive Director Tom Uniack presented at the Washington State Trails Conference at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The hour-long presentation entitled, “Moving Beyond the False Choice of Conservation Versus Recreational Access” questioned the common assumption that we have to choose between advocating for protecting a place and providing access to roads, trails and campgrounds. […]

Oct 26 2018

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a comment letter signed by 25 conservation and recreation groups to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Forest supporting the proposed action to Baker Lake Road to Trail conversion project. The Forest Service is currently looking for input on alternative trail locations near Baker Lake, aiming to balance the goals of enhancing and restoring fisheries habitat […]

Aug 21 2018

WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Wildlife Advocate Ronni McGlenn, and Lucky Envelope Brewing to be honored

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington Wild Presents 2018 Wild Night Out Conservation Awards WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Wildlife Advocate Ronni McGlenn, and Lucky Envelope Brewing to be honored Seattle— Aug 21, 2018 —Washington Wild is proud to announce Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Ronni McGlenn, and Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan of Lucky Envelope […]

Aug 19 2018

Conservation Groups Support Forest Service Watershed and Road System Improvements on Olympic National Forest

Conservation Groups Support Forest Service Watershed and Road System Improvements on Olympic National Forest

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter signed by 11 conservation organizations to the Olympic National Forest concerning the Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project in the Hood Canal/Quilcene Ranger District. 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. […]

Aug 13 2018

Senator Cantwell Hosts Rally to Save Land and Water Conservation Fund

Senator Cantwell Hosts Rally to Save Land and Water Conservation Fund

Today, Senator Cantwell hosted a rally in Green Lake Park to garner support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which is set to expire on September 30 of this year if Congress does not reauthorize it. Tom Uniack, Washington Wild’s Executive Director, was asked to speak about the importance of LWCF and the […]