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Jun 15 2018

Over 40 Conservation, Recreation Groups Urge Senators to Restore Legacy Roads and Trails Program

Over 40 Conservation, Recreation Groups Urge Senators to Restore Legacy Roads and Trails Program

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter to Senators Cantwell and Murray signed by 44 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups supporting the restoration of the Legacy Roads and Trails (LRT) Program. The recent markup on the 2019 House appropriations bill failed to include funding for the U.S. Forest Service’s LRT program – a program that […]

May 14 2018

Washingtonians Raise Their Voices for Roadless Forests

Washingtonians Raise Their Voices for Roadless Forests

Calling upon our coalition partners and organizational allies, Washington Wild led the effort to create a joint comment letter signed by an impressive group of 152 partners in response to threats against the Roadless Rule (National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Rule). These partners represent diverse interests including conservation, recreation, wildlife, hunting, and fishing and include […]

Apr 10 2018

Nearly 100 Groups Stand Up for Alaska’s Roadless Areas

Nearly 100 Groups Stand Up for Alaska’s Roadless Areas

Recently, The State of Alaska has petitioned the Department of Interior (DOI) to exempt Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule. Today, Washington Wild joined 93 other groups on a letter to the DOI opposing this petition and urging the DOI to maintain the Roadless Rule and its vital protections for our National Forest […]

Mar 13 2018

Over 150 Groups Stand Up to Defend Our Roadless Areas

Over 150 Groups Stand Up to Defend Our Roadless Areas

Unfortunately, it has become clear that our roadless areas are going to be attacked on a national and local scale. In response to mounting threats to the 2001 Roadles Rule and our Roadless Areas here in Washington State, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 152 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups, faith leaders, hunting and fishing […]

Mar 13 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Stand up for our Roadless Areas!

COMPLETED ACTION: Stand up for our Roadless Areas!

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The current Congress and administration has already taken the firsts steps to dismantle this key rule. Senator Murkowski (R-AK) has recently introduced a measure that would eliminate protections for roadless areas in Alaska. Furthermore the state of Alaska has […]

Feb 28 2018

40 Groups Support Funding for Bi-Partisan Forest Roads and Trails Program

40 Groups Support Funding for Bi-Partisan Forest Roads and Trails Program

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 40 conservation and recreation groups supporting continued funding of $50M for the Legacy Roads and Trails (LRT) Program. This Forest Service Program, started in 2008, is a widely popular, bi-partisan conservation program that directs USFS work to urgently needed road decommissioning, road and trail repair and […]

Feb 28 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect Glacier Peak Roadless Area from Permanent Road Development

COMPLETED ACTION: Protect Glacier Peak Roadless Area from Permanent Road Development

The comment period for this opportunity has closed. See our Take Action Page for more opportunities! The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of developing a management plan for the old mining town of Monte Cristo which includes the potential to make a temporary road authorized for Superfund clean up actions permanent in the […]

Jan 11 2018

Over Two Dozen Groups Support Recreation Focused Road Repairs in Sky Valley

Over Two Dozen Groups Support Recreation Focused Road Repairs in Sky Valley

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by over two dozen recreation and conservation groups, and local businesses to the Forest Service supporting key road repairs in Sky Valley. The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Skykomish Ranger District that would restore access to key recreation […]

Jan 3 2018

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Access in Sky Valley

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Road Repairs Providing Access in Sky Valley

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Skykomish Ranger District that would restore access to key recreation opportunities and they’re seeking YOUR input!

Nov 17 2017

Groups Support Forest Service Road Repairs for Recreational Access in Darrington Ranger District

The Forest Service is in the process of instituting a road repair project on the Darrington Ranger District that would restore access to key recreation opportunities. Washington Wild coordinated a letter to the Forest Service signed by 13 organizations supporting these repairs that keep important recreation areas accessible. During Washington’s winters many Forest Service Roads suffer damage […]