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May 3 2019

Senator Cantwell Introduces Legislation to Permanently Protect Nearly 60 Million Acres of Public Forests

Senator Cantwell Introduces Legislation to Permanently Protect Nearly 60 Million Acres of Public Forests

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has introduced legislation that would codify administrative protections for about nearly 60 million acres of ancient forests, salmon spawning streams and sources for safe and clean drinking water on national forest lands protected by the 2001 National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule). The Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2019 comes after […]

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 […]

Nov 28 2018

Spokesman Review Features Inadequate Wilderness and River Protections in Colville National Forest Plan

Spokesman Review Features Inadequate Wilderness and River Protections in Colville National Forest Plan

Today, The Spokesman Review, a local Spokane newspaper, featured an article “Ignoring years of collaboration, Colville National Forest reduces eligible wilderness areas in draft plan.” Recently the US Forest Service (USFS) released their decision for the Colville National Forest Plan. The USFS chose an alternative that does not balance the need for more recommended Wilderness […]

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 […]

Oct 22 2018

Conservation, Recreation, Wildlife Groups Oppose New Roads in Roadless Areas Near Mt. Baker

Conservation, Recreation, Wildlife Groups Oppose New Roads in Roadless Areas Near Mt. Baker

Today Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter joined by 20 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations to the Forest Service concerning a proposed plan of operations for the Excelsior Mine, located in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Wells Creek. Redevelopment of the mine would directly impact the Mt. Baker North Inventoried Roadless Area (IRA) by building […]

Oct 19 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect the Mt. Baker North Roadless Area From New Road Building!

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect the Mt. Baker North Roadless Area From New Road Building!

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The U.S. Forest Service has presented a draft environmental analysis on a proposed plan of operations for the Excelsior Mine, located in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Wells Creek. Redevelopment of the mine would directly impact the Mt. Baker […]

Oct 15 2018

More than 100 Organizations Oppose Changes to National Forest Roadless Rule

Today, Washington Wild joined 113 Organizations on a letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, to voice their strong opposition to any exemption or exceptions to the Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule) in Alaska or elsewhere in the U.S. Earlier this year, Alaska Senators attempted to exempt Alaska’s national forests from the Roadless Rule […]

Oct 5 2018

Op-Ed in Seattle Times Encourages Preserving “Washington’s unspoiled roadless areas”

Op-Ed in Seattle Times Encourages Preserving “Washington’s unspoiled roadless areas”

Today, guidebook author Craig Romano published an opinion piece in the Seattle Times detailing the multiple benefits of our roadless areas, and letting people know the time to act is now to defend them. Read the full Op-Ed. Romano provides a timely call to action to Seattle Times readers: “Now, more than ever, it’s time […]