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Dec 31 2020

Wild Profile: Ascent Outdoors

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in Conservation News, Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Wild Profile: Ascent Outdoors

Our story begins 24 years ago. Originally a second-hand sporting goods store named Second Bounce, we slowly began bringing in more and more outdoor gear focused on activities including backpacking, camping, climbing, backcountry skiing, and biking. In 2001 Second Bounce moved to the current location in Ballard, ditched the “bouncing items”, rebranded as Second Ascent, and became a full-service […]

Dec 31 2020

Wild Profile: Yakima Chief Hops

Wild Profile: Yakima Chief Hops

  Yakima Chief Hops is a 100% grower-owned network of family hop farms. Since 1869, they’ve been known for quality hops with an ever-growing vision towards sustainability. Situated in “Hop Country, USA,” or the Yakima Valley as you may know it, YCH is uniquely positioned to establish strong relationships between the growers who supply their super-premium hops and their innovative brewing customers who make the […]

Dec 29 2020

Big Time Brewery Releases Upstream IPA in Support of Brewshed Alliance

Posted on Dec 29, 2020 in Brewshed, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Big Time Brewery Releases Upstream IPA in Support of Brewshed Alliance

We’re excited to share that after a short delay, Upstream IPA, our benefit beer with Big Time Brewery, was released last week! We marked the occasion with a virtual tasting event on December 22, hosted by Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog. Kendall spoke with Big Time brothers Rick and Roy — owner and head […]

Dec 11 2020

Over 300 B​usinesses Across 50 States Call for the Protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Posted on Dec 11, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Over 300 B​usinesses Across 50 States Call for the Protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today over 300 businesses across the country released a statement calling for the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge following recent news of the Trump administration opening the refuge to oil and gas leasing.  Washington Wild worked with local partners and businesses encouraging them to take action by signing the nation-wide pledge. Of the […]

Dec 10 2020

Washington Wild Signs Onto Letter Urging Gov. Inslee to act on threats from British Columbia mining pollution

Posted on Dec 10, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Signs Onto Letter Urging Gov. Inslee to act on threats from British Columbia mining pollution

Washington Wild joined a dozen organizations to sign onto a letter coordinated by Conservation Northwest sent to Governor Inslee regarding mining in British Columbia. The letter asks Inslee to call on BC’s provincial government in Victoria to better regulate mines that threaten Washington rivers, downstream fish, wildlife, and communities. Proposed mining projects near multiple transboundary […]

Dec 8 2020

Video: Washington Wild Celebrates 40 Years of Activism

Posted on Dec 8, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Video: Washington Wild Celebrates 40 Years of Activism

Our Conservation Chat series continues with activist and Washington Wild supporter, Jaidacyn Madrigal. In the below video, Jaidacyn covers 40 years of our history in just 5 minutes! The Conservation Chat series takes an in-depth look at conservation issues that Washington Wild is leading. The premiere video focused on Washington Wild’s efforts to defend the […]

Dec 7 2020

Holy Mountain Brewing Joins Brewshed® Alliance

Posted on Dec 7, 2020 in Brewshed, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Holy Mountain Brewing Joins Brewshed® Alliance

We are pleased to welcome the newest member to our Brewshed®Alliance, Holy Mountain Brewing! Washington Wild founded the Brewshed Alliance to connect the brewing industry and conservation industry in our shared interest of protecting and restoring wild lands and water sheds. So, what does protecting Washington’s water mean to Holy Mountain? “From the delicate ecosystems […]

Dec 6 2020

Arctic Refuge Turns 60! Bank of America Says It Won’t Finance Oil and Gas Exploration

Posted on Dec 6, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

Today, we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  The Refuge has been under threat of drilling by the current administration, but we recently received a major win in the fight to protect this biodiversity-rich region. After facing opposition from environmentalists, Bank of America has publicly pledged to not […]

Nov 30 2020

Winter Guidelines to Recreate Responsibly

Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog
Winter Guidelines to Recreate Responsibly

Earlier this year, Washington Wild joined the Recreate Responsibly coalition. Comprised of nearly 1,000 businesses, agencies, nonprofits, and influential voices, the coalition is an active working group that unifies and amplifies commonsense practices for safely getting outside during the COVID-19 pandemic.  During this public health crisis, spending time in outdoor spaces has become more important […]

Nov 16 2020

Washington Wild Urges Representatives to Continue to Fight for Wild Olympics Bill as it moves through Congress

Washington Wild Urges Representatives to Continue to Fight for Wild Olympics Bill as it moves through Congress

Washington Wild sent letters today to Representatives Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal urging them to ensure that the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 2642 & S. 1382) remain a part of the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) once it emerges the pending House-Senate Conference Committee.  The letter to Congressman Adam Smith was undersigned by 27 progressive and environmental organizations and […]