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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 […]

Sep 28 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Save Alaska’s Tongass Forest – Protect the Roadless Rule!

COMPLETED ACTION: Save Alaska’s Tongass Forest – Protect the Roadless Rule!

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! Earlier this year, Alaska Senators attempted to exempt Alaska’s national forests from the Roadless Rule through a legislative rider attached to a funding bill. After their legislative attempts failed, Alaska’s Governor Bill Walker has asked the Trump Administration to weaken roadless area protections on […]

Sep 18 2018

More than 70 Groups Call for Comment Extension on Effort to Weaken Alaska’s Tongass’ Roadless Areas

Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 78 elected officials, local businesses, recreation and conservation groups to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue regarding an effort to weaken roadless areas protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.  The letter requested an extended comment period to allow adequate time for public comment and hold a public […]

Aug 2 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Thank Senator Cantwell for Legislation to Permanently Protect Roadless Forests

COMPLETED ACTION: Thank Senator Cantwell for Legislation to Permanently Protect Roadless Forests

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! 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 […]

Aug 1 2018

Local Washington Stakeholders Cheer Senator Cantwell’s Introduction of Bill to Permanently Protect Roadless Forests

Local Washington Stakeholders Cheer Senator Cantwell’s Introduction of Bill to Permanently Protect Roadless 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 action comes after legislative attempts to […]

May 14 2018

Washingtonians Raise Their Voices for Roadless Forests

Washingtonians Raise Their Voices for Roadless Forests

Calling upon our coalition partners and organizational allies, Washington Wild led the effort to create a joint comment letter signed by an impressive group of 152 partners in response to threats against the Roadless Rule (National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Rule). These partners represent diverse interests including conservation, recreation, wildlife, hunting, and fishing and include […]

Apr 10 2018

Nearly 100 Groups Stand Up for Alaska’s Roadless Areas

Nearly 100 Groups Stand Up for Alaska’s Roadless Areas

Recently, The State of Alaska has petitioned the Department of Interior (DOI) to exempt Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule. Today, Washington Wild joined 93 other groups on a letter to the DOI opposing this petition and urging the DOI to maintain the Roadless Rule and its vital protections for our National Forest […]

Mar 23 2018

New Funding Compromise Strips Threats to Roadless Forests

New Funding Compromise Strips Threats to Roadless Forests

Today, the 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill, which passed the House on Thursday, passed the Senate and will head to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The bill brings great news about our nation’s roadless areas! A harmful legislative rider that would have eliminated protection for roadless areas in Alaska was completely stripped from the funding […]