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May 24 2017

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

After a more than a year of input from local conservation and recreation groups, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest released a final decision notice on efforts to maintain and right size the road system on the Greenwater watershed adjacent to Mt. Rainier National Park. Washington Wild coordinated three different joint comment letters signed by 13 […]

Apr 17 2017

Organizations Support Balance of Watershed Restoration and Recreational Access on Olympic National Forest

Organizations Support Balance of Watershed Restoration and Recreational Access on Olympic National Forest

Washington Wild helped coordinate a letter signed by 10 conservation and recreation organizations preserving and enhancing recreational access and supporting watershed restoration on the Dungeness Watershed. The letter expressed support for addressing an oversized and under-maintained road system that causes high aquatic risk to our watersheds and fish while balancing important recreation opportunities. The groups […]

Jul 29 2016

Balanced Decision Supports Restoration and Recreation in Nooksack

Balanced Decision Supports Restoration and Recreation in Nooksack

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest announced a decision on their plan for road maintenance levels in the Nooksack basin near Mt. Baker. The draft decision took to heart many of the recommendations outlined in a comment letter by 18 conservation and recreation organizations in March 2016. Changes include significantly increasing the miles of roads to […]

May 27 2016

Balanced Comments provided on Forest Service Roads in Greenwater Watershed

Balanced Comments provided on Forest Service Roads in Greenwater Watershed

WA Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 12 conservation and recreation organizations to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest prioritizing key forest service roads providing recreational access for continued maintenance while identifying old decaying logging roads for decommissioning and watershed restoration. The balanced comments were focused on national forest road system adjacent to Mt. […]

Mar 6 2016

Groups Call for Balance of Recreation and Road Restoration in Nooksack Watershed

Groups Call for Balance of Recreation and Road Restoration in Nooksack Watershed

WA Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 18 conservation and recreation organizations calling for a balance between recreation and road restoration in the Nooksack Watershed. The groups called  for decommissioning old decaying logging roads while preserving access and continued maintenance to road leading to trails, campgrounds and other infrastructure as part of the Upper […]

Feb 24 2016

Congress Celebrates 1,000th Culvert Replacement with Legacy Roads Funds

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in Conservation News, Watershed Restoration
Congress Celebrates 1,000th Culvert Replacement with Legacy Roads Funds

Members of Congress Forest Service leadership and conservation and recreation leaders celebrated the 1,000th Culvert Replacement funded by Legacy Roads and Trails funding. Hosts for the congressional reception included Sen. Patty Murray and Representatives Derek Kilmer, Dave Reichert and Jaime Hererra-Beutler from Washington State. Washington Wild is a founding member of the Washington Watershed Restoration Initiative […]

Feb 25 2015

$1 Million Increase for Repairing Forest Service Roads in WA

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Conservation News, Watershed Restoration
$1 Million Increase for Repairing Forest Service Roads in WA

Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, announced a $1 million increase for conservation work in Washington State through the U.S. Forest Service’s Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program. The increase for 2015 will go toward repairing or closing aging Forest Service roads that are […]

Jul 25 2014

Conservation Groups Seek Stronger Protections for NW Rivers

Thirty-six conservation organizations, including Washington Wild and American Whitewater submitted comments to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council on its Draft Amended Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program is the largest fish and wildlife recovery program in the U.S., designed to protect and enhance fish and wildlife in the Columbia Basin, […]

Apr 26 2012

Watershed Restoration near Wild Sky Wilderness Approved

Watershed Restoration near Wild Sky Wilderness Approved

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest approved a proposal to decommission and remove 10 miles of old decaying logging roads located adjacent to the Wild Sky Wilderness. These roads no longer provide recreational access but pose aquatic risks to the Harlan Creek watershed. Washington Wild, along with three other organizations, submitted comments on the Environmental Assessment […]