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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.

Groups Object to Decision on Mining Expansion into Mt. Baker Roadless Area

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has issued a draft decision to move ahead with the Swen Larsen Quarry Expansion into the Mt. Baker West Inventoried Roadless Area in Whatcom County. Washington Wild coordinated and objection letter signed by 8 other organizations stating their concerns with the project moving forward. The 10-acre mining expansion will have […]

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Decision to Close Lake Serene Trail for Logging Access Leads to Efforts to Buy Land

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has issued a decision to close the Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls trail from September 25th, 2017 to July 1, 2018 to allow access to logging by the Weyerhauser company. An early section of the trail is adjacent to private property, on which Weyerhauser is scheduled to begin logging […]

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Groups Raise Concerns About Proposed Lake Serene Trail Closure

The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest has proposed trail closure for the popular Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls trail from September 5, 2017 through April 2018. Weyerhauser is scheduled to  begin logging on their property adjacent to the trail this September. In order to access the area for logging, which will not take place […]

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