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Jan 1 2019

2018 Conservation Accomplishments

2018 Conservation Accomplishments

WASHINGTON WILD MOBILIZES MORE CIVIC ADVOCACY THAN EVER In the beginning of 2017 we launched our new online advocacy system where you can fill out a simple form to send comments and letters to your elected officials on conservation issues important to you with a click of a button. Through our 2018 advocacy efforts and […]

Oct 26 2018

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Baker Lake Road to Trail Project

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a comment letter signed by 25 conservation and recreation groups to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Forest supporting the proposed action to Baker Lake Road to Trail conversion project. The Forest Service is currently looking for input on alternative trail locations near Baker Lake, aiming to balance the goals of enhancing and restoring fisheries habitat […]

Oct 22 2018

Conservation, Recreation, Wildlife Groups Oppose New Roads in Roadless Areas Near Mt. Baker

Conservation, Recreation, Wildlife Groups Oppose New Roads in Roadless Areas Near Mt. Baker

Today Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter joined by 20 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations to the Forest Service concerning a proposed plan of operations for the Excelsior Mine, located in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Wells Creek. Redevelopment of the mine would directly impact the Mt. Baker North Inventoried Roadless Area (IRA) by building […]

Oct 19 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect the Mt. Baker North Roadless Area From New Road Building!

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect the Mt. Baker North Roadless Area From New Road Building!

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The U.S. Forest Service has presented a draft environmental analysis on a proposed plan of operations for the Excelsior Mine, located in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Wells Creek. Redevelopment of the mine would directly impact the Mt. Baker […]

Oct 15 2018

More than 100 Organizations Oppose Changes to National Forest Roadless Rule

Today, Washington Wild joined 113 Organizations on a letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, to voice their strong opposition to any exemption or exceptions to the Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule) in Alaska or elsewhere in the U.S. Earlier this year, Alaska Senators attempted to exempt Alaska’s national forests from the Roadless Rule […]

Sep 28 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Save Alaska’s Tongass Forest – Protect the Roadless Rule!

COMPLETED ACTION: Save Alaska’s Tongass Forest – Protect the Roadless Rule!

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! Earlier this year, Alaska Senators attempted to exempt Alaska’s national forests from the Roadless Rule through a legislative rider attached to a funding bill. After their legislative attempts failed, Alaska’s Governor Bill Walker has asked the Trump Administration to weaken roadless area protections on […]

Sep 18 2018

More than 70 Groups Call for Comment Extension on Effort to Weaken Alaska’s Tongass’ Roadless Areas

Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 78 elected officials, local businesses, recreation and conservation groups to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue regarding an effort to weaken roadless areas protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.  The letter requested an extended comment period to allow adequate time for public comment and hold a public […]

Aug 19 2018

Conservation Groups Support Forest Service Watershed and Road System Improvements on Olympic National Forest

Conservation Groups Support Forest Service Watershed and Road System Improvements on Olympic National Forest

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter signed by 11 conservation organizations to the Olympic National Forest concerning the Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project in the Hood Canal/Quilcene Ranger District. The letter expressed support for addressing an oversized and under-maintained road system that causes high aquatic risk to our watersheds and fish while balancing important recreation opportunities. […]

Aug 2 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Thank Senator Cantwell for Legislation to Permanently Protect Roadless Forests

COMPLETED ACTION: Thank Senator Cantwell for Legislation to Permanently Protect Roadless Forests

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has introduced legislation that would codify administrative protections for about nearly 60 million acres of ancient forests, salmon spawning streams and sources for safe and clean drinking water on national forest lands protected by the 2001 National […]

Aug 1 2018

Local Washington Stakeholders Cheer Senator Cantwell’s Introduction of Bill to Permanently Protect Roadless Forests

Local Washington Stakeholders Cheer Senator Cantwell’s Introduction of Bill to Permanently Protect Roadless Forests

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has introduced legislation that would codify administrative protections for about nearly 60 million acres of ancient forests, salmon spawning streams and sources for safe and clean drinking water on national forest lands protected by the 2001 National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule). The action comes after legislative attempts to […]