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.
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.
Today the controversial Resilient Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936) passed the House Natural Resources Committee and is headed to the House floor. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands. If passed the bill would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of […]
H.R. 2613, also known as the Forests Act of 2017, was introduced in the house this past May by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA-5]. This bill would make timber production the dominant use of nearly 50 million acres of national forest land. Our national forests are amazing places that provide opportunities for all Americans to get […]
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 […]