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Jan 27 2021

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

What could a pending mining permit in the Skagit headwaters mean for us downstream? In this conservation chat, activist and Washington Wild supporter Jaidacyn Madrigal offers key impacts and insights into the issue and provides an easy way you can take action to protect the Skagit.  A growing international coalition is urging the Canadian government […]

Jan 13 2021

An International Coalition of Over 200 groups voices Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

An International Coalition of Over 200 groups voices Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

Today, an international coalition of more than 200 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups as well as local elected officials, businesses, and Tribes and First Nations released a press release showing growing opposition to a pending mining permit by Imperial Metals in the headwaters of the Skagit River. Washington Wild has led efforts to coordinate the international […]

Oct 12 2020
Apr 21 2020

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Protecting the Skagit Headwaters

Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour: Protecting the Skagit Headwaters

Our second virtual Happy Hour was a success! We had a lot of return attendees but just as many newcomers. We got an update from Randy at Hellbent Brewing on how folks can support their business right now. We were also joined by Amy Trainer, the Environmental Policy Director with the Swinomish Tribe. Washington Wild […]

Feb 25 2020
Feb 21 2020

Washington Wild Executive Director Testifies in Olympia in Support of Skagit Headwaters

Washington Wild Executive Director Testifies in Olympia in Support of Skagit Headwaters

Today, Washington Wild’s Executive Director testified in Olympia before the House Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Committee in support of a SJM 8014 which Requests that British Columbia work with the city of Seattle and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission to prevent logging and mining in the donut hole of the Upper Skagit watershed, […]

Dec 6 2019

Washington Wild Welcomes Skagit Valley Malting to the Brewshed Alliance

Posted on Dec 6, 2019 in Brewshed, Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters
Washington Wild Welcomes Skagit Valley Malting to the Brewshed Alliance

Washington Wild is thrilled to welcome Skagit Valley Malting to the Brewshed Alliance as the latest member. As a hyper-local malting company located in Burlington, SVM is on a mission to build innovative malt supply chains in support of family farms, rural communities, and landscape-scale conservation. SVM strives for comprehensive sustainability and for them, this […]

Dec 4 2019

Big Win, Logging Halted in Canadian Headwaters of the Skagit River

Big Win, Logging Halted in Canadian Headwaters of the Skagit River

Today, an international coalition of more than 140 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups celebrated as the British Columbia Government announced that they would halt future plans to log pristine areas in the Canadian headwaters of the iconic Skagit River. A coalition of conservation, recreation and wildlife groups as well as elected officials, outdoor industry leaders, local businesses […]

Dec 2 2019

Protecting the Skagit

Protecting the Skagit

By Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Chairman The Swinomish Tribal Community are People of the Salmon, and the Skagit is our home. It is an essential part of who we are as a people. We have paddled the waters of the Skagit and the Salish Sea since time immemorial, when the rivers were thick […]

Aug 13 2019

Opposition to Imperial Metals’ Proposed Mining Permit near Manning Provincial Park Grows

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 in Conservation News, Mining, Skagit Headwaters
Opposition to Imperial Metals’ Proposed Mining Permit near Manning Provincial Park Grows

Today, an international coalition of more than 140 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups as well as local elected officials, businesses and Tribes and First Nations continues to grow to a proposed mining permit in the Skagit Headwaters. A letter signed by more than 30 British Columbia organizations and local businesses was the latest evidence of […]