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Jun 9 2022

Senator Murray and Governor Inslee Release a Draft Report on the Snake River Dams

Posted on Jun 9, 2022 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Senator Murray and Governor Inslee Release a Draft Report on the Snake River Dams

On June 9, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Governor Jay Inslee announced the release of a much-anticipated independent draft report that identifies how to replace the services and benefits of the lower Snake River dams if they were to be breached. The release of the draft begins a one-month comment period to solicit public feedback […]

May 10 2022

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter in Support of Responsible Access to North Fork Nooksack River

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter in Support of Responsible Access to North Fork Nooksack River

On April 27, Washington Wild sent a letter undersigned by 27 conservation, recreation, wildlife organizations, and businesses to the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. The letter supports funding for an access site in the North Fork Nooksack River that will promote safe and responsible recreation, enhance ecological restoration, and benefit local economic prosperity. […]

Apr 8 2022
Mar 9 2022

Over 200 Chefs, Fishermen, and Food professionals Support Salmon Restoration in the Snake River

Posted on Mar 9, 2022 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Over 200 Chefs, Fishermen, and Food professionals Support Salmon Restoration in the Snake River

In recognition of the extinction crisis facing many Northwest salmon populations today, more than 229 food professionals – chefs, brewers, market owners, farmers, fishermen, and others from across Washington State – sent a letter today to Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Patty Murray, and Sen. Maria Cantwell. To the food professionals, salmon is much more than […]

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
Jul 20 2020
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 […]