For our fourth and final Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour session, we learned about the importance of roadless forests in the United States and the ongoing threats to the 2001 Roadless Rule. In Washington state, we have some of the most pristine Roadless areas in the country – places like South Quinault Ridge, much of the Kettle Range, Mt. Baker and The Dark Divide.
These areas, like many of our national forests, are threatened by logging, mining, and other development. They are administratively protected by the 2001 roadless rule, but under the current President’s leadership those protections can, and are, easily being unraveled. Our ancient roadless forests provide vital habitat for fish and wildlife, protect clean water, and are a defense against a changing climate. Failing to protect them is not an option.
We also heard from our Brewshed Alliance members Ray from Lucky Envelope Brewing Co. and Ben & Kelsey from Watershed Pub on their involvement with Washington Wild and how folks can support their businesses at this time.
All of us here at Washington Wild had such a great time connecting with our conservation community and we look forward to more digital events in the future!
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