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Jan 29 2021

Washington Wild Sends Letter in Support of Strong Regulations for new Motorized Suction Dredge Mining Law

Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Sends Letter in Support of Strong Regulations for new Motorized Suction Dredge Mining Law

Washington Wild and 66 undersigned organizations sent a letter to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) in support of strong regulations for the recently passed ESHB 1261, which restricts motorized suction dredge mining in river reaches designated as critical habitat for salmon and endangered fish species. Passage of this legislation was the result […]

Jan 27 2021

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

What could a pending mining permit in the Skagit headwaters mean for us downstream? In this conservation chat, activist and Washington Wild supporter Jaidacyn Madrigal offers key impacts and insights into the issue and provides an easy way you can take action to protect the Skagit.  A growing international coalition is urging the Canadian government […]

Nov 13 2020

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Supporting Strong Management of Middle Fork Snoqualmie & Pratt Wild & Scenic Rivers

Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Supporting Strong Management of Middle Fork Snoqualmie & Pratt Wild & Scenic Rivers

Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the U.S. Forest Service undersigned by 23 conservation, recreation, and wildlife organizations supporting strong management of Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Pratt Wild and Scenic Rivers.  As one of the closest mountain valleys to the greater Seattle area, the Middle Fork Snoqualmie watershed receives considerable attention and use. Running through […]

Oct 12 2020
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Jun 5 2020

Organizations Join Together to Stop Harmful Dam on the Chehalis River

Posted on Jun 5, 2020 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Organizations Join Together to Stop Harmful Dam on the Chehalis River

This week, 50 organizations and businesses joined Washington Wild and the Chehalis River Alliance to speak out against the proposed dam on the Chehalis River. The proposed dam, to be built near the town of Pe Ell, would be destructive to critical salmon habitat. A few of the significant impacts the proposed dam would have […]

Apr 21 2020

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Protecting the Skagit Headwaters

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Protecting the Skagit Headwaters

Our second virtual Happy Hour was a success! We had a lot of return attendees but just as many newcomers. We got an update from Randy at Hellbent Brewing on how folks can support their business right now. We were also joined by Amy Trainer, the Environmental Policy Director with the Swinomish Tribe. Washington Wild […]

Apr 1 2020

Following Legislative Victory, Suction Mining Reform Proponents Focus on Strong Regulations

Following Legislative Victory, Suction Mining Reform Proponents Focus on Strong Regulations

Today, 55 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, faith leaders, local businesses and other stakeholders around Washington sent a letter to members of the Commissioners of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of Ecology. The letter urges both agencies to adopt strong regulations pursuant to the recently passed legislation prohibiting the practice […]

Mar 18 2020

Governor Jay Inslee Signs Suction Dredge Mining Reform Bill Into Law

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Governor Jay Inslee Signs Suction Dredge Mining Reform Bill Into Law

  Today, Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation that would ban the harmful practice of motorized suction dredge mining in stream segments designated as critical salmon habitat in Washington State. This was a hard-fought and long-awaited victory for protecting the billion-dollar investment in salmon recovery from federal and local governments, Tribes, and conservation groups. The law […]

Mar 10 2020

Washington Wild Joins 325 Conservation Groups in Opposing Efforts to Weaken NEPA

Washington Wild joined hundreds of conservation groups from across the U.S. to file formal comments today with the Trump administration opposing its plans to gut the rules that govern the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The letter calls on the Trump Administration to abandon this rulemaking effort which would jeopardize healthy air, water, and […]