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Nov 17 2017

Defend Washington’s Public Lands!

Posted on Nov 17, 2017 in WA Wild Blog
Defend Washington’s Public Lands!

  Your support is needed NOW, more than ever, to defend Washington’s public lands.  This past year has been deeply disappointing for many; especially for Americans who value the environment – and our cherished public lands. A historically anti-environmental Congress and the Trump Administration threaten our national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. The latest attack […]

Nov 16 2017

Washington Wild Welcomes Jennie Scheerer!

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Welcomes Jennie Scheerer!

Hi Washington Wild Community! I am so excited to be joining this amazing team as the new Membership and Engagement Manager. I recently moved to Seattle from Chicago, where I worked within the city parks system. I am passionate about community engagement and mobilization – especially surrounding environmental issues. A huge part of my decision […]

Nov 8 2017

Hydropower Legislation Harmful to Rivers, Wildlife Passes House Floor

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Conservation News, River Management, WA Wild Blog
Hydropower Legislation Harmful to Rivers, Wildlife Passes House Floor

Today, H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act passed the House floor with a vote of 257-166. This legislation is a devastating assault on our nation’s rivers and the people and wildlife that depend upon them. Its passage would end 95 years of balance in hydropower licensing, tipping the scales against taxpayers and in favor […]

Nov 6 2017

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Mining Ban in the Methow Valley

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 in Conservation News, Mining, WA Wild Blog
Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Mining Ban in the Methow Valley

The Forest Service is currently considering a proposal for a 20-year mineral withdrawal in the Methow which would protect the area from mining interests for the next two decades. Today, Washington Wild joined 12 other conservation and recreation organizations on a joint comment letter to the Okanagon-Wenatchee National Forest expressing their support to protect the […]

Nov 1 2017

Extreme Lawless Logging Bill Passes House

Extreme Lawless Logging Bill Passes House

Today, the controversial Resilient Forests Act of has passed the House mostly along party lines with a vote of 232-188. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands that would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of the Endangered Species Act, and remove judicial […]

Oct 17 2017

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Over Two Dozen Groups Question Water Projects in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Today, Washington Wild was one of 25 local businesses, recreation and conservation groups who signed a comment letter to the Bureau of Reclamation for a water project taking place within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Groups expressed concern that the proposed project requires more substantive review and should be considered in the same analysis as several other […]

Oct 11 2017

2017 Photo Contest Winners!

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 in Events, WA Wild Blog
2017 Photo Contest Winners!

With fall in full swing, we love to look back at all the spectacular photos of everyone’s adventures from the past year. This year’s photo contest was a success with over double the amount of photos we have had in the past. With so many incredible entries, it was difficult to narrow it down to […]

Oct 7 2017

Groups Object to Decision on Mining Expansion into Mt. Baker Roadless Area

Groups Object to Decision on Mining Expansion into Mt. Baker Roadless Area

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has issued a draft decision to move ahead with the Swen Larsen Quarry Expansion into the Mt. Baker West Inventoried Roadless Area in Whatcom County. Washington Wild coordinated and objection letter signed by 8 other organizations stating their concerns with the project moving forward. The 10-acre mining expansion will have […]

Oct 5 2017

Conservation Groups Support Translocation of Mountain Goats from the Olympics to North Cascades

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Conservation News, North Cascades, WA Wild Blog
Conservation Groups Support Translocation of Mountain Goats from the Olympics to North Cascades

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a comment letter signed by 6 other conservation organizations to the Olympic National Park Superintendent regarding their Mountain Goat Management Plan. Mountain goats are not native to the Olympics and their presence has raised concerns for both ecological impacts to the habitat, including soil erosion and displacement of native species, and visitor […]

Sep 18 2017

Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin to Receive Awards from Washington Wild in Support of Conservation

Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin to Receive Awards from Washington Wild in Support of Conservation

At Washington Wild’s fundraiser, WILD NIGHT OUT, Jim Whittaker, Matt Perkins, and Robert Brenlin will receive an annual conservation award from Washington Wild for their conservation efforts to protect public lands and wild places in Washington State.   The Conservation Voices Award, given each year to an individual who has lent his or her voice […]