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Aug 4 2020

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

Great American Outdoors Act signed into law

Today, the President signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. This is one of the most important pieces of conservation legislation in recent memory. Not only does it permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but it supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and funds vital maintenance for our public lands. The Great […]

Jul 1 2020

Moving Forward Act, Legacy Roads and Trails Provision Passes House

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Moving Forward Act” (H.R.2) designed to improve green infrastructure and reduce climate impacts. The Act includes a provision called the “The Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program.” Incorporated from legislation previously introduced by U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier (WA-08) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06), this much-needed program […]

Jun 29 2020
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Feb 24 2020

Coalition Supports Funding for Legacy Roads and Trail Program

Coalition Supports Funding for Legacy Roads and Trail Program

Today Washington Wild coordinated a comment letter to the Washington Congressional Delegation signed by 58 conservation, recreation, and wildlife organizations, electeds, and businesses. In 2019, the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) Legacy Roads and Trails (LRT) program was virtually eliminated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, removing a decade-old dedicated budget line item for this important work. The […]

Dec 16 2019

100 Washington Stakeholders Oppose Repeal of Old-Growth Forest Protections Under the Roadless Rule

100 Washington Stakeholders Oppose Repeal of Old-Growth Forest Protections Under the Roadless Rule

Today, 102 local elected officials, businesses, commercial fishermen, faith leaders, hunting and fishing interests and conservation and recreation organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service opposing the elimination of old-growth forest protections under the 2001 National Forest Roadless Area Rule. Washington Wild coordinated the letter which demonstrates broad local support for roadless areas. “The Trump […]

Dec 9 2019

WA Brewing Industry Speaks up for Remaining Old-Growth Forests in AK and WA

WA Brewing Industry Speaks up for Remaining Old-Growth Forests in AK and WA

Today, a coalition of breweries across Washington state joined together to stand up for healthy watersheds after the Trump Administration announced they are moving forward with a controversial proposal to eliminate long-standing protections for old-growth forests in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. A letter signed by 39 brewing industry businesses was the latest evidence of opposition to the […]

Nov 23 2019

Seattle Public Meeting Focuses on Retaining Protections for Roadless Forests

Posted on Nov 23, 2019 in Conservation News, Sustainable Road System
Seattle Public Meeting Focuses on Retaining Protections for Roadless Forests

Today, Washington Wild and a host of conservation and recreation organizations joined Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to hold a community public meeting at the Seattle REI flagship store to offer local stakeholders an opportunity weigh in on old-growth protections on our national forests. The sentiment from the crowd was palpable: Protect the largest roadless area […]

Oct 16 2019