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Jan 30 2018

2017 Conservation Accomplishments

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
2017 Conservation Accomplishments

  With your support, Washington Wild was able to achieve great strides in our conservation programming. Thank you for defending Washington’s public lands!    2017 Conservation Accomplishments:  LOCAL ENDORSEMENTS GROW AS WILD OLYMPICS LEGISLATION REINTRODUCED The Wild Olympics Coalition announced over 150 new endorsements from Olympic Peninsula elected officials and businesses rallying behind the Wild […]

Jan 19 2018

Washington Wild welcomes new Board Members Maureen McGregor and Richard Lintermans

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in Conservation News, Uncategorized, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild welcomes new Board Members Maureen McGregor and Richard Lintermans

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Washington Wild’s newest Board Members, Maureen McGregor and Richard Lintermans. We’re very excited to start working with these two wilderness advocates! Learn more about why they support Washington Wild:  Maureen McGregor has been working at the intersection of nonprofits and technology since graduating with a degree […]

Jan 11 2018

Our Public Lands – A Legacy Worth Protecting

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Our Public Lands – A Legacy Worth Protecting

The average life expectancy of the new car you just bought is 8 years. The best planes in the world made right here in Washington State could last as long as 30 years. But Washington’s national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges stand to outlive all of us and be passed on to our grandkids’ grandkids […]

Dec 20 2017

Bill to Open Wilderness Act to Mechanized Use Passes House Committee

Posted on Dec 20, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Bill to Open Wilderness Act to Mechanized Use Passes House Committee

Today, H.R. 1349 the “Wheels in Wilderness Act” passed the House of Natural Resources Committee with a vote of 22-18. The bill will now head to the House Floor for a full vote. This legislation would weaken the 1964 Wilderness Act by allowing mechanized uses inside Designated Wilderness Areas for the first time ever. This […]

Dec 4 2017

President Trump Shrinks Two National Monuments in Utah by Nearly 2 Million Acres

Posted on Dec 4, 2017 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
President Trump Shrinks Two National Monuments in Utah by Nearly 2 Million Acres

Today, while in Salt Lake City Utah among thousands of protesters, President Trump announced that he would be reducing Bears Ears National Monuments by nearly 1.1. million acres (85%) and Grand Staircase Escalante by 800,00 acres (46%). This is the largest reduction of protected public lands in U.S. History. Immediately following, two lawsuits were filed. […]

Dec 2 2017

PAST ACTION: Senate Passes Legislation Allowing Drilling in the Arctic Refuge

Posted on Dec 2, 2017 in Action Alerts, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
PAST ACTION: Senate Passes Legislation Allowing Drilling in the Arctic Refuge

Today, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 with a vote of 51-49. The bill includes an amendment that would open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for the first time in history. Members of the Senate tried to protect the Arctic Refuge with an Amendment to strike the […]

Dec 1 2017

New Mining Roads Proposed in Mt. Baker-North Roadless Area

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining, North Cascades, WA Wild Blog
New Mining Roads Proposed in Mt. Baker-North Roadless Area

Washington Wild joined 14 other groups on a letter to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest raising concern for the redevelopment of the Excelsior Mine. In addition to opposing new road building in an Inventoried Roadless Area, the project could have potential negative impacts on Spotted Owl critical habitat and riparian reserves.  

Nov 21 2017

National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Increased Entrance Fees at 17 Parks

National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Increased Entrance Fees at 17 Parks

Today, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced that they will be extending the public comment period for the National Park Entry Fee Increase until December 22, 2017. The deadline, originally November 23, has been pushed back to overwhelming public interest. Over 65,000 comments have already been submitted. Read the NPS Press Release here.

Nov 20 2017

Senator Maria Cantwell Hosts Rally Opposing National Park Fee Increase

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, WA Wild Blog
Senator Maria Cantwell Hosts Rally Opposing National Park Fee Increase

Today, Washington Wild attended a rally held by Senator Maria Cantwell who was joined by Washingtonians, outdoor and recreation enthusiasts, and local businesses to oppose the proposed entry fee increase to 17 National Parks. She called on the Trump Administration and Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, to withdraw the National Park Service Proposal to nearly […]

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 […]