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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 […]

Mar 13 2018

Over 150 Groups Stand Up to Defend Our Roadless Areas

Over 150 Groups Stand Up to Defend Our Roadless Areas

Unfortunately, it has become clear that our roadless areas are going to be attacked on a national and local scale. In response to mounting threats to the 2001 Roadles Rule […]

Mar 13 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Stand up for our Roadless Areas!

COMPLETED ACTION: Stand up for our Roadless Areas!

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The current Congress and administration has already taken the firsts steps to dismantle this […]

Feb 28 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect Glacier Peak Roadless Area from Permanent Road Development

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect Glacier Peak Roadless Area from Permanent Road Development

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of developing a management plan for […]

Dec 1 2017

New Mining Roads Proposed in Mt. Baker-North Roadless Area

New Mining Roads Proposed in Mt. Baker-North Roadless Area

Washington Wild joined 14 other groups on a letter to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest raising concern for the redevelopment of the Excelsior Mine. In addition to opposing new road […]

Oct 7 2017

Groups Object to Decision on Mining Expansion into Mt. Baker Roadless Area

Groups Object to Decision on Mining Expansion into Mt. Baker Roadless Area

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has issued a draft decision to move ahead with the Swen Larsen Quarry Expansion into the Mt. Baker West Inventoried Roadless Area in Whatcom County. […]

Jun 30 2017

Conservation, Recreation Groups Oppose Mining Expansion in North Cascades Roadless Area

Conservation, Recreation Groups Oppose Mining Expansion in North Cascades Roadless Area

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter signed by 21 conservation and recreation organizations and local businesses to the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. The letter expressed concern over the draft […]

Jun 27 2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Lawless Logging Bill Passes House Committee, Threatens National Forests

COMPLETED ACTION: Lawless Logging Bill Passes House Committee, Threatens National Forests

Today the controversial  Resilient Forests Act of 2017 (H.R.  2936) passed the House Natural Resources Committee and is headed to the House floor. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman […]

Oct 12 2016

Conservation Groups and Local Businesses Question Olivine Mine Expansion near Mt. Baker

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining, Roadless
Conservation Groups and Local Businesses Question Olivine Mine Expansion near Mt. Baker

Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 19 conservation, recreation and local business leaders expressing concern over a proposed expansion of an olivine mine/quarry in Whatcom County. United […]

Oct 1 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Roadless Rule

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Roadless
Supreme Court Upholds Roadless Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal that challenged the legality of the national Roadless Area Conservation Rule. This action, by the highest court in the land, effectively […]