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May 8 2024

Stories from our First 45 Years—Speaking for the Trees

Posted on May 8, 2024 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog, Wild Sky

Stories are powerful. They inspire and activate people, and people have the power to change systems and norms to make a shared vision a reality. Washington Wild was founded on […]

Jun 12 2023

In the News: ‘Wild Sky Wilderness grows 345 acres, as transfer chips at private land’

From The Everett Herald: The Wilderness Land Trust transferred the 354-acre property to the U.S. Forest Service as public ownership. Located near Silvertip Peak—straddling the Wild Sky and Henry M. […]

May 8 2022

14 Years of Wild Sky Wilderness

Posted on May 8, 2022 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog, Wild Sky
14 Years of Wild Sky Wilderness

14 years ago today the Wild Sky Wilderness Act was signed into law! Washington Wild began leading a coalition in 2000 to protect this special place located near the towns […]

Dec 13 2016

Organizations Back Expansion of the Morning Star Natural Resource Conservation Area

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog, Wild Sky
Organizations Back Expansion of the Morning Star Natural Resource Conservation Area

Today 17 organizations signed onto a comment letter coordinated by Washington Wild supporting the expansion of the Morning Star Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA) by nearly 3,000 acres. The Morning […]

Oct 31 2016

Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Repair of Key Access Road to Wild Sky Country

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky
Conservation, Recreation Groups Support Repair of Key Access Road to Wild Sky Country

After 10 years, Snohomish County Public Works released for public comment a long awaited Environmental Assessment to repair the popular Index-Galena Road. This paved route served as the primary access […]

Oct 28 2016

Two New Trails Added in Wild Sky Country

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky
Two New Trails Added in Wild Sky Country

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has announced the decision to add two new trails in Wild Sky Country, Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls, along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor near […]

Oct 24 2016

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Road Repair Accessing Wild Sky Wilderness

COMPLETED ACTION: Support Road Repair Accessing Wild Sky Wilderness

After 10 years, Snohomish County Public Works has released for public comment a long awaited Environmental Assessment to repair the popular Index-Galena Road. This paved route served as the primary […]

Sep 23 2016

Washington State Offers Alternative to Mountain Bike – Wilderness Debate

Washington State Offers Alternative to Mountain Bike – Wilderness Debate

Several local newspapers including the Bellingham Herald, Tacoma News Tribune and The Olympian reported on a national push to support controversial legislation to amend the 1964 Wilderness Act to allow mountain biking […]

Sep 30 2014

Support for New Trails in Wild Sky Wilderness

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Conservation News, Recreational Access, Wild Sky
Support for New Trails in Wild Sky Wilderness

Thirteen prominent Washington conservation and recreation organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service expressing support for two new trails, Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls Trails, along the U.S. […]

Aug 20 2013

Senator Murray, Washington Wild Celebrate Wild Sky 5-Year Anniversary

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Conservation News, Wild Sky
Senator Murray, Washington Wild Celebrate Wild Sky 5-Year Anniversary

More than 60 invited stakeholders, activists and supporters celebrated the designation of the Wild Sky Wilderness five years ago at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Index, WA along the North […]