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Apr 8 2016

Army Rethinks Combat Helicopter Training Proposal

Army Rethinks Combat Helicopter Training Proposal

After hearing from more than 2,000 individual and organizational stakeholders, the U.S. Army announced that they were going to reassess controversial landing sites as part of their proposal to allow combat helicopter training on public lands in Washington State. Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter in November from 67 diverse local stakeholders raising concerns […]

Mar 6 2016

Groups Call for Balance of Recreation and Road Restoration in Nooksack Watershed

Groups Call for Balance of Recreation and Road Restoration in Nooksack Watershed

WA Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 18 conservation and recreation organizations calling for a balance between recreation and road restoration in the Nooksack Watershed. The groups called  for decommissioning old decaying logging roads while preserving access and continued maintenance to road leading to trails, campgrounds and other infrastructure as part of the Upper […]

Feb 16 2016

On all fronts: Army and Navy forge ahead with training plans for Northwest forests despite loud opposition

Washington Wild works hard to protect the lands and waters of Washington State, which sometimes includes lending our voice to oppose military expansions.  We understand the military needs places to train and we support our troops, but the wild places of our country are an integral part of the American dream, an envy of the […]

Nov 3 2015

Diverse Stakeholders Push Back on Army Helicopter Training Proposal

Diverse Stakeholders Push Back on Army Helicopter Training Proposal

Nearly 70 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations and local businesses signed a letter raising concerns about an Army proposal to shift existing training activities from Colorado to Washington State. The proposal would create four new helicopter training areas on national forest land in the North Cascades and in southwest Washington on the doorstep of Mt. […]

Mar 27 2015

Groups Provide Input on Recreation Impacts of Planned Timber Sale near Snoqualmie Pass

Groups Provide Input on Recreation Impacts of Planned Timber Sale near Snoqualmie Pass

Washington Wild and eight other conservation and recreation organizations commented on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Hansen Creek Vegetation Project located north of I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass. The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest releases a draft environmental assessment for a timber sale that could include as much as 1,500 acres over the next six […]

Dec 19 2014

Local Stakeholders Celebrate Alpine Lakes and Illabot Creek Designations

Local Stakeholders Celebrate Alpine Lakes and Illabot Creek Designations

On December 19, 2014, President Barak Obama signed into law legislation adding more than 22,000 acres of underrepresented low-elevation forest to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and designating nearly 40 miles of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Pratt Rivers under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In the same omnibus legislation a separate bill to designate 14 miles […]

Sep 30 2014

Support for New Trails in Wild Sky Wilderness

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky
Support for New Trails in Wild Sky Wilderness

Thirteen prominent Washington conservation and recreation organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service expressing support for two new trails, Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls Trails, along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor near the town of Skykomish. The Frog Mountain trail was deemed a high priority as part of a recent trail plan associated […]

May 30 2014

Shining a Spotlight on Darrington’s Iconic Recreation Destinations

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Conservation News, Recreational Access
Shining a Spotlight on Darrington’s Iconic Recreation Destinations

A coalition made up of ten leading conservation and recreation groups and the outdoor retail companies, Outdoor Research and REI, have produced a free “Destination Darrington” map highlighting the world-class fishing, hiking, camping, biking, rafting and other recreational opportunities near the scenic town of Darrington, WA. On March 22, 2014, a mudslide devastated the small […]