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Feb 27 2019

Bill to Protect Wild Rivers, Salmon Passes Environmental Committees and Moves to a Floor Vote

Bill to Protect Wild Rivers, Salmon Passes Environmental Committees and Moves to a Floor Vote

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 84 conservation and recreation groups and local businesses to the State House and Senate supporting HB 1261 and SB 5322. This legislation would protect water quality and fish habitat in Washington from unregulated motorized suction dredge mining that is harming our rivers and salmon populations. Washington’s […]

Feb 4 2019

More than 50 Conservation Groups Support State Legislation to protect Rivers, Fish, Orcas

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
More than 50 Conservation Groups Support State Legislation to protect Rivers, Fish, Orcas

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 53 conservation, recreation sportsmen and wildlife organizations in support of legislation HB 1261 and SB 5322 which have been introduced into the Washington State House of Representatives and the Senate. The legislation would protect water quality and fish habitat from motorized suction dredge mining.  The […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

Dec 21 2018

Organizations Oppose Proposed Logging in Canadian Headwaters of Skagit River

Organizations Oppose Proposed Logging in Canadian Headwaters of Skagit River

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter signed by 19 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations to Planning Forester Mr. Quigcen Cai regarding proposed logging activities in the Canadian portion of the Upper Skagit Watershed. The organizations expressed their concern about the extensive logging in the Silverdaisy area at the headwaters of the Skagit River. Both the […]

Nov 6 2018

Washington Wild Objects to Inadequate Wilderness and River Protections in Colville National Forest Plan

Washington Wild Objects to Inadequate Wilderness and River Protections in Colville National Forest Plan

Today, Washington Wild sent an objection letter to the US Forest Service (USFS) on their decision for the Colville National Forest Plan. The USFS chose an alternative that does not balance the need for more recommended Wilderness with other management goals. The forest plan revision is the first time ever to identify additional Wilderness protections […]

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 […]

Sep 27 2018

Organizations Express Concern about Logging, Mining in Skagit River Headwaters

Organizations Express Concern about Logging, Mining in Skagit River Headwaters

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter signed by 15 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations to Seattle Mayor Jennie Durkan and British Columbia Premier John Horgan regarding proposed logging activities in the Canadian portion of the Upper Skagit Watershed. The organizations expressed their concern about the extensive logging in the Silverdaisy area at the headwaters of the […]

Aug 23 2018

Washington Organizations Support Federal Land Management to Aid in Orca Recovery

Washington Organizations Support Federal Land Management to Aid in Orca Recovery

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 30 organizations to the Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery and Task Force. The task force was established earlier this year by Washington Governor Jay Inslee in response to the declining populations of southern resident killer whales in the Puget Sound region. The letter expressed the importance […]