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Apr 8 2022
Mar 25 2022

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Requesting Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Requesting Funding for Legacy Roads and Trails

On March 16, Washington Wild sent a letter to Senator Patty Murray requesting additional funding be allocated to the recently reinstated Legacy Roads and Trails program to jumpstart the backlog of repairs and improvements needed for watershed protection. The letter—undersigned by 183 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, elected officials, and local businesses— expresses gratitude for […]

Dec 16 2021

Positive Media Attention Grows in Support of National Forest Roadless Protections

Positive Media Attention Grows in Support of National Forest Roadless Protections

The Biden Administration recently announced steps to restore national forest roadless area protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposal is a repeal of the Trump Administration’s 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule, which stripped away long-standing protections under the 2001 Roadless Rule, a federal safeguard that restricts logging and roadbuilding in designated wild areas. A 60-day comment […]

Nov 15 2021

Legacy Roads and Trails Act Signed into Law as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Legacy Roads and Trails Act Signed into Law as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

On November 15, President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Included in the bill was the Legacy Roads and Trails Act (LRT), which was introduced on Earth Day by U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Mike Simpson (ID-02), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06). The bill leverages public and private funding to address water quality and access […]

Nov 9 2021

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Directs Vital Funding to National Forest Roads

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Directs Vital Funding to National Forest Roads

With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, soon to be signed into law by President Biden, national forest roads and trails will finally get much-needed attention. The legislation permanently authorizes the Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program and provides vital funding.     Recognizing the need to protect and restore national forest lands […]

Apr 26 2021

Bipartisan Legacy Roads and Trails Bill Introduced to Improve Forest Roads and Protect Waterways

Bipartisan Legacy Roads and Trails Bill Introduced to Improve Forest Roads and Protect Waterways

On April 22, in honor of Earth Day, U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Mike Simpson (ID-02), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced the bipartisan Legacy Roads and Trails (LRT) Act. The bill leverages public and private funding to address water quality and access for threatened and endangered species like the Chinook salmon, bull trout, and steelhead.  The LRT program was first […]

Apr 6 2021
Apr 1 2021

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Calling for the Legacy Roads and Trails Program to be Reinstated

Washington Wild Coordinates Letter Calling for the Legacy Roads and Trails Program to be Reinstated

Today, Washington Wild sent a letter undersigned by 101 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, elected officials, and local businesses to Senator Patty Murray urging that the U.S. Forest Service’s Legacy Roads and Trails program be reinstated. The Legacy Roads and Trails program is a national program that has benefitted visitors to national forests and improved […]

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 […]