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Washington’s national forests and national parks are part of the amazing natural heritage we eagerly pass on to future generations. Washington Wild supports sound management of these public lands that support healthy ecosystems, natural beauty and recreational opportunities. While much of our national parks are protected as Wilderness, national forests are mandated to consider multiple uses including mining, logging, ranching and motorized off-road vehicle use.

Goat Rocks Wilderness, Photo Courtesy of Andy Porter

Goat Rocks Wilderness, Photo Courtesy of Andy Porter

We work with coalition partners to oppose mining, logging and management decisions that threaten key conservation, recreation or wildlife values. As an organization we also prioritize advocating to promote and restore recreational access to the wild places we work so hard to protect. We engage a diverse group of stakeholders and mobilize individuals to comment on these proposals. You can hear some of their opinions directly by checking out our Conservation Voices section.

See the updates below for more information on how Washington Wild defends our state’s Wilderness Legacy.

Jan 5 2017

PAST ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

PAST ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

A new Forest Service draft decision would enable the U.S. Navy to surround Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest with electromagnetic emitter trucks, resulting in high decibel jet training flights over ancient forests, popular trails and remote peaks on the Olympic Peninsula. The Navy has done a poor job of informing local stakeholders about […]

Oct 28 2016

Conservation and Recreation Groups Oppose Timber Sale adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Conservation News, Forest Management
Conservation and Recreation Groups Oppose Timber Sale adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park

Eight organizations, including Washington Wild, submitted a letter to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) opposing a planned timber sale that would clear cut up to the boundary of Wallace Falls State Park. The controversial Singletary sale is located north of Highway 2 in Snohomish County near the towns of Gold Bar and […]

Oct 12 2016

Conservation Groups and Local Businesses Question Olivine Mine Expansion near Mt. Baker

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Conservation Groups and Local Businesses Question Olivine Mine Expansion near Mt. Baker

Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter signed by 19 conservation, recreation and local business leaders expressing concern over a proposed expansion of an olivine mine/quarry in Whatcom County. United Western Supply has proposed a 10-acre expansion of the Swen Larson olivine Quarry into an inventoried roadless area on Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. The […]

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