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Jul 30 2018

More than 30 Local Businesses, Recreation, Conservation Groups Stand up for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

More than 30 Local Businesses, Recreation, Conservation Groups Stand up for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Washington Wild joined 30 other groups on a joint comment letter to the Chelan County Natural Resources Department expressing their deep concern for the egregious projects that are illegal and a clear violation of the Wilderness Act. In June, Chelan County put forward a draft programmatic environmental impact statement (DPEIS) on a number of projects […]

Jun 28 2018

Washington Wild Mobilizes More than 300 Washingtonians to Stand Against Dams in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Washington Wild Mobilizes More than 300 Washingtonians to Stand Against Dams in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

As a result of Washington Wild advocacy efforts over 318 individuals stood against a water project that would allow new dam development in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. In addition, Washington Wild joined 30 other groups on a joint comment letter to the Chelan County Natural Resources Department expressing their deep concern for the egregious projects that […]

Apr 12 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of Protected Rivers: The Wild & Scenic IPA

Celebrating 50 Years of Protected Rivers: The Wild & Scenic IPA

2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Passed in 1968, this legislation protects our nation’s last, best, free-flowing rivers. Wild rivers give us clean water, world-class recreation and unmatched opportunities for inspiration and solitude. They bring jobs and economic benefits to local communities and they provide critical habitat for salmon, […]

Apr 11 2018

Proposal for Sunset Falls Dam on Skykomish River Withdrawn!

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Proposal for Sunset Falls Dam on Skykomish River Withdrawn!

Today, the Snohomish County PUD commission has decided to abandon efforts to build a hydroelectric dam on Sunset Falls on the South Fork of the Skykomish River. Sunset Falls, near the scenic town of  Index, is the third of the three waterfalls which drop 100 feet on the South Fork Skykomish River. This project has […]

Feb 9 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Mt. St. Helens is No Place for a Mine

COMPLETED ACTION: Mt. St. Helens is No Place for a Mine

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! Despite widespread opposition from the public, conservation and recreation groups, and local businesses, the Forest Service issued a final decision consenting to exploratory drilling in the Green River valley, just outside the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The […]

Feb 8 2018

Forest Service Greenlights Mining Near Mt. St. Helens

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 in Conservation News, Mining, River Management
Forest Service Greenlights Mining Near Mt. St. Helens

Today, the Forest Service issued a final decision consenting to exploratory drilling in the Green River valley, just outside the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The Green River flows through old growth forests, roadless areas, volcanic blast zone, and the Mount St. Helens National Monument. This untouched paradise provides critical habitat for salmon, drinking […]

Nov 8 2017

Hydropower Legislation Harmful to Rivers, Wildlife Passes House Floor

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Hydropower Legislation Harmful to Rivers, Wildlife Passes House Floor

Today, H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act passed the House floor with a vote of 257-166. This legislation is a devastating assault on our nation’s rivers and the people and wildlife that depend upon them. Its passage would end 95 years of balance in hydropower licensing, tipping the scales against taxpayers and in favor […]

Oct 17 2017

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Today, Washington Wild was one of 25 local businesses, recreation and conservation groups who signed a comment letter to the Bureau of Reclamation for a water project taking place within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Groups expressed concern that the proposed project requires more substantive review and should be considered in the same analysis as several other […]

Sep 20 2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Defend the Clean Water Rule!

COMPLETED ACTION: Defend the Clean Water Rule!

The comment period for this opportunity closed on September 27, 2017. For current opportunities see our Take Action Page. The Trump Administration is proposing to repeal the Clean Water Rule (CWR) which would reverse the hard-fought 2015 rule which extended federal jurisdiction for the Clean Water Act to include important smaller bodies of water such as wetlands and […]

Jun 19 2017

Nearly 40 Groups Voice Concerns for Water Projects in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Nearly 40 Groups Voice Concerns for Water Projects in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Today, Washington Wild was one of 39  local businesses, recreation and conservation groups who signed  a comment letter to the Chelan County Commissioner and the Washington State department of Ecology expressing concerns for the Icicle Creek Water Resource Management Strategy. The Icicle Creek Working Group (IWG) has proposed several construction projects in the Alpine Lakes […]