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Jun 14 2017

A Gathering Storm Against Our Public Lands

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
A Gathering Storm Against Our Public Lands

Last summer, Scoutmaster Bill Dunnell led a group of about 30 boy scouts along the eastern shore of Baker Lake within Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the North Cascades. These scouts from Troop 100, based in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, are no strangers to public lands. In just the past year the troop has been day hiking in […]

Jun 2 2017

TAKE ACTION: Protect our National Forests from Mandated Logging! NO to H.R. 2613

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in Conservation News, Forest Management, WA Wild Blog

H.R. 2613, also known as the Forests Act of 2017, was introduced in the house this past May by Rep. Kathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA-5]. This bill would make timber production the dominant use of nearly 50 million acres of national forest land. Our national forests are amazing places that provide opportunities for all Americans to get […]

Jun 1 2017

Four Newspapers Serving Eastern Washington Support Hanford Reach National Monument

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Four Newspapers Serving Eastern Washington Support Hanford Reach National Monument

This past April President Trump issued an executive order that directs the Department of Interior to review all previous national monument designations since 1996. Washington’s own Hanford Reach National Monument, designated in 2000 by President Clinton, is among the more than two dozen  national monuments currently under review. Since then four Eastern Washington newspapers, The […]

May 23 2017

President’s New Budget is Bad News for the Environment and Public Lands

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
President’s New Budget is Bad News for the Environment and Public Lands

Today the President released his proposed budget for FY 2018 which adds to his record of attacking or defunding many of the programs that are key to protecting our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and Bureau of Land Management lands.   Back in March, the Trump administration proposed a “skinny budget” with historic budget  cuts […]

May 16 2017

Defending Our Public Lands

Posted on May 16, 2017 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Defending Our Public Lands

By Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) May 2017 – President Theodore Roosevelt told us, “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.” These words remain as true today as they were a hundred years ago. But this […]

Apr 27 2017

Protect Our Public Lands – GiveBIG

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in WA Wild Blog
Protect Our Public Lands – GiveBIG

Now, More than Ever, is a Critical Time to  Protect Our Public Lands. Our public lands and the environment are under attack by Congress and the Trump Administration. In Congress, more than a dozen bills have been introduced that aim to repeal existing environmental protections that safeguard clean air and water, critical wildlife, and recreational […]

Apr 4 2017

Spruce tips, craft beer and keeping WA Wild!

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Brewshed, WA Wild Blog
Spruce tips, craft beer and keeping WA Wild!

We’re thrilled to announce that two of our Brewshed® Partners, Peddler Brewing Company and Lucky Envelope Brewing got together and decided to create a beer, the WA Wild Spruce Tip IPA, in honor of our wilderness areas! Peddler Brewing Company has been a Brewshed Partner since 2013 and Lucky Envelope Brewing since 2015. Both of […]

Mar 27 2017

Congress, President Repeal Improvements to Public Land Management

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in BLM Wild Lands, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Congress, President Repeal Improvements to Public Land Management

On March 27th, President Donald Trump signed legislation into law (H.J. Res. 44) that would repeal recently completed planning regulations that increase transparency and provide more public input on resource management plans for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The Planning 2.0 regulations were the first updates since 1983 for the Bureau of Land Management […]

Mar 14 2017

WA’s Dave Reichert is one of 17 House Republicans to Speak Up on Climate Change

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
WA’s Dave Reichert is one of 17 House Republicans to Speak Up on Climate Change

Amidst a constant stream of negative news from Congress and the Trump Administration relating to climate change, a ray of hope materialized from an unlikely source. 17 House Republicans cosponsored a resolution (H. Res. 195), “expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship.” Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA08), who represents a district […]

Feb 24 2017

A New Outdoor Chapter in the PNW: Stacey Kaiser joins Washington Wild!

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in WA Wild Blog
A New Outdoor Chapter in the PNW: Stacey Kaiser joins Washington Wild!

Hello there! I’m thrilled to join the Washington Wild team as the Membership and Events Coordinator. Growing up, the majority of my time was spent exploring the outdoors. Hiking, picnics, camping and all the other mini adventures my folks could think of. As a young girl, I was intrigued by the giant trees, trailing behind my […]