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Dec 5 2014

What Does Wilderness Mean?

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in WA Wild Blog
What Does Wilderness Mean?

A Reflection on Wilderness by Washington Wild volunteer, Avery Meeker From the distant ‘kraa’ of the Raven, to the sharp alarm call of the Pica, the sound of the Wilderness is truly the best song I have ever known. In today’s world, wilderness is constantly being redefined because we live in the generation of globalization […]

Apr 1 2014

Brewshed Connection in Action

Brewshed Connection in Action

By Pamela Brulotte, Owner of Icicle Brewing Company Sitting on a sunny patio amidst the beautiful, wild scenery of Leavenworth drinking a local craft beer makes it easy to appreciate the benefits of wild lands and waters. From here, we can’t see our water source that helps create the craft beer of Icicle Brewing Company, […]

Oct 11 2013

Scenery at Mt Adams Wilderness: Backpacking to High Camp

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

This post is comes to you from a Portland, OR teen, Jayson S.  Jayson submitted the powerful narrative, photos, and video below as part of Washington Wild’s Youth Voices program.  We have no doubt that Jayson is poised to be a positive influential force in the conservation and recreation worlds (or, heck, wherever he chooses to […]

Oct 1 2013

Our Public Lands Legacy

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Our Public Lands Legacy

By Congressman Dave Reichert On September 28th, our nation celebrated National Public Lands Day, showing appreciation for all public lands that offer recreational opportunities to our families and an economic boost for our communities. Our great outdoor spaces and activities are one of the many benefits of living in this beautiful state. It is up […]

Aug 12 2013

International Youth Day

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

What is your first memory of being in a wild place? How old were you when this memory was created? Who was with you? Do you remember certain smells or what the weather was doing? For many of us, these memories impact our behavior as adults, which is why Washington Wild is working hard to […]

Aug 1 2013

To Catch a Wolverine in Washington’s Wilderness

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

By Teddi McFall They say pictures are worth a thousand words, but to me, a summer intern here at Washington Wild, the pictures I help collect leave my friends speechless. This summer as a hobby with my boyfriend, I set up cameras to capture pictures of wildlife around Washington State. A common interest in environmental science […]

Jul 6 2013

A Pedal-Driven Quest for Finding Common Ground on Wilderness

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 in WA Wild Blog
A Pedal-Driven Quest for Finding Common Ground on Wilderness

On a snowy February in 2011, I walked into a rustic log cabin at the Murie Center outside of Jackson Hole, WY, and into a room of Wilderness advocates and mountain bike leaders from around the country. The meeting was engineered in an attempt to find some common ground between the two camps around Wilderness […]

Apr 26 2013

Our Incredible Interns

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 in WA Wild Blog
Our Incredible Interns

Interns are essential to enabling Washington Wild to accomplish its mission. As a small non-profit organization with a small staff, interns increase our capacity to protect and restore wild lands and waters in Washington State. Although we are unable to financially compensate the talented people who are hired as interns, we try really hard to […]

Apr 19 2013

Wilderness Campaigns are wildlife campaigns, too! PART 4: Cascades Wild

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

Washington Wild works hard to protect the wild forests and rivers of Washington State. Washington Wild recently led a coalition that succeeded in designating the first national forest Wilderness in Washington in more than 20 years. The Wild Sky Wilderness Act, enacted into law in 2008, covered more than 100,000 acres of forestland in Western […]

Mar 20 2013

Have Spring Fever? Go Hiking!

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in WA Wild Blog
Have Spring Fever? Go Hiking!

We have a sneaky feeling that some of you are getting a bit tired of being couch potato philosophers while endlessly scoping out Netflix for new titles to consume after work or school. March is notorious for Cabin Fever, so much so that it is officially celebrated as “Cabin Fever Month!” The only remedy for […]