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Aug 23 2018

Washington Organizations Support Federal Land Management to Aid in Orca Recovery

Washington Organizations Support Federal Land Management to Aid in Orca Recovery

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 30 organizations to the Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery and Task Force. The task force was established earlier this year by Washington Governor Jay Inslee in response to the declining populations of southern resident killer whales in the Puget Sound region. The letter expressed the importance […]

Aug 19 2018

Conservation Groups Support Forest Service Watershed and Road System Improvements on Olympic National Forest

Conservation Groups Support Forest Service Watershed and Road System Improvements on Olympic National Forest

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a letter signed by 11 conservation organizations to the Olympic National Forest concerning the Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project in the Hood Canal/Quilcene Ranger District. 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. […]

Jul 30 2018

More than 30 Local Businesses, Recreation, Conservation Groups Stand up for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

More than 30 Local Businesses, Recreation, Conservation Groups Stand up for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Washington Wild joined 30 other groups on a joint comment letter to the Chelan County Natural Resources Department expressing their deep concern for the egregious projects that are illegal and a clear violation of the Wilderness Act. In June, Chelan County put forward a draft programmatic environmental impact statement (DPEIS) on a number of projects […]

Jun 28 2018

Washington Wild Mobilizes More than 300 Washingtonians to Stand Against Dams in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Washington Wild Mobilizes More than 300 Washingtonians to Stand Against Dams in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

As a result of Washington Wild advocacy efforts over 318 individuals stood against a water project that would allow new dam development in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. In addition, Washington Wild joined 30 other groups on a joint comment letter to the Chelan County Natural Resources Department expressing their deep concern for the egregious projects that […]

Jun 1 2018

Conservation Groups Emphasize Recreation, Clean Water for Forest Planning near Mt. Rainier

Conservation Groups Emphasize Recreation, Clean Water for Forest Planning near Mt. Rainier

Today, Washington Wild joined Wild Earth Guardians, The Washington Trails Association, and The Wilderness Society commenting on the initial stages of a large watershed planning project on Mt. Baker-Snoqulamie National Forest (MBSNF) lands north and east of Rainier National Park. As recreation and conservation organizations with members who live, work, play and care deeply for Washington state’s […]

Apr 12 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of Protected Rivers: The Wild & Scenic IPA

Celebrating 50 Years of Protected Rivers: The Wild & Scenic IPA

2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Passed in 1968, this legislation protects our nation’s last, best, free-flowing rivers. Wild rivers give us clean water, world-class recreation and unmatched opportunities for inspiration and solitude. They bring jobs and economic benefits to local communities and they provide critical habitat for salmon, […]

Feb 28 2018

40 Groups Support Funding for Bi-Partisan Forest Roads and Trails Program

40 Groups Support Funding for Bi-Partisan Forest Roads and Trails Program

Today, Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 40 conservation and recreation groups supporting continued funding of $50M for the Legacy Roads and Trails (LRT) Program. This Forest Service Program, started in 2008, is a widely popular, bi-partisan conservation program that directs USFS work to urgently needed road decommissioning, road and trail repair and […]

May 24 2017

Forest Service Releases Improved Roads Decision on Greenwater Watershed

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 […]