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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 […]

Jun 17 2019

International Coalition Launches Paid Ad Campaign in Opposition to Proposed Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Conservation News, Mining, Skagit Headwaters
International Coalition Launches Paid Ad Campaign in Opposition to Proposed Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Today, a coalition of more than 110 conservation recreation and wildlife groups as well as local elected officials, businesses and Tribes and First Nations from both British Columbia and Washington State are redoubling their efforts to oppose a mining permit in the Skagit Headwaters. Over the weekend, members of the coalition launched a paid media […]

Jun 14 2019
Jun 5 2019

Washington Wild Highlights Threat to Skagit Headwaters in Local Media

Washington Wild Highlights Threat to Skagit Headwaters in Local Media

As a public comment period by the British Columbia government closed on May 18, opposition to proposed mining in the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River has grown substantially. The Skagit flows through Washington State before providing a third of the fresh water for Puget Sound, habitat for Chinook salmon and critical food for endangered orca whales.  Over […]

May 16 2019

More than 50 Conservation Organizations and Elected Officials Oppose Mining in Skagit Headwaters

More than 50 Conservation Organizations and Elected Officials Oppose Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Today Washington Wild coordinated a comment letter to the British Columbia Government signed by 53 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations as well as a bipartisan group of former and current elected officials. The letter opposed proposed mining within an unprotected “donut hole” of British Columbia lands which are surrounded by park and protected areas in […]

May 15 2019
Apr 23 2019

Canadian Media Highlights Mining in Skagit Headwaters and WA Wild Joint Letter

Canadian Media Highlights Mining in Skagit Headwaters and WA Wild Joint Letter

 The Narwhal, a Victoria B.C. online newspaper, featured an article “Imperial Metals’ plan to drill in Skagit headwaters spawns cross-border backlash” quoting a letter coordinated by WA Wild and signed by more than 20 organizations. “Neither the previously allowed logging activities, pending timber sales, nor this latest mineral exploration permit are in alignment or in […]

Apr 12 2019

Organizations Oppose New Mining Threats in Headwaters of the Skagit River

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Organizations Oppose New Mining Threats in Headwaters of the Skagit River

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter signed by 22 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations to the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission Co-Chairs regarding proposed mining activities in the Canadian portion of the Upper Skagit Watershed. The organizations expressed their concern about the extensive logging in the Silverdaisy area and the recently proposed exploratory drilling in the […]