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Nov 21 2016

The Other Side of the Table: Volunteering with WA Wild

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 in Brewshed, WA Wild Blog
The Other Side of the Table: Volunteering with WA Wild

When I approached a table at the Washington Cask Beer Festival last year (delicious Washington beer sample in hand), the most I expected was to snag one of the eye-catching stickers. A blue ribbon of clean water poured over jagged green peaks and into a frothy mug of beer. “WA Wild Brewshed® Alliance,” the sticker […]

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 within designated Wilderness Areas. However, in Washington State, Washington Wild has helped lead an alternative common ground approach to both preserve mountain bike access and […]

Sep 15 2016

Alpine Lakes Pale Celebration & Release

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in

After seven years of hard work, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act passed Congress! This legislation will protect over 22,000 acres of Wilderness and almost 40 miles Wild and Scenic Rivers. As a result clean water, native trout, world-class outdoor recreation opportunities, and downstream beer […]

Aug 3 2015

Key Provisions Dropped From Controversial Timber Sale

Key Provisions Dropped From Controversial Timber Sale

Washington Wild led efforts by conservation and recreation organizations in raising concerns about the Hansen Creek timber sale proposed by the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest adjacent to the recently designated Alpine Lakes Wilderness additions. Proposals for a naturally regenerated 120-year old stand for thinning and the use of a popular hiking trail (Ira Spring Trail) […]

Mar 27 2015

Groups Provide Input on Recreation Impacts of Planned Timber Sale near Snoqualmie Pass

Groups Provide Input on Recreation Impacts of Planned Timber Sale near Snoqualmie Pass

Washington Wild and eight other conservation and recreation organizations commented on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Hansen Creek Vegetation Project located north of I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass. The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest releases a draft environmental assessment for a timber sale that could include as much as 1,500 acres over the next six […]

Dec 19 2014

Local Stakeholders Celebrate Alpine Lakes and Illabot Creek Designations

Local Stakeholders Celebrate Alpine Lakes and Illabot Creek Designations

On December 19, 2014, President Barak Obama signed into law legislation adding more than 22,000 acres of underrepresented low-elevation forest to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and designating nearly 40 miles of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Pratt Rivers under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In the same omnibus legislation a separate bill to designate 14 miles […]

Dec 12 2014

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions Passes Congress after Seven Years of Effort

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Alpine Lakes Additions, WA Wild Blog
Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions Passes Congress after Seven Years of Effort

Senator Murray hits another benchmark for Washington’s Next Generation of Wilderness By Tom Uniack, Washington Wild Conservation Director  After squinting to watch the streaming video on my computer of the U.S. Senate  vote, a voice confirms an accomplishment seven years in the making. The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers […]

Oct 1 2014

Preserving Our Wilderness Legacy

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Conservation News
Preserving Our Wilderness Legacy

By: Congresswoman Suzan Delbene  October 2014 One way to measure the strength of a generation is what they leave behind for the generations that follow. Thanks to the Wilderness Act of 1964, Washington State has shaped a powerful legacy by protecting and preserving some of our most beautiful remaining pristine forests, snow-capped peaks, and free-flowing wild rivers. The […]

Apr 1 2014

Brewshed Connection in Action

Brewshed Connection in Action

By: Pamela Brulotte, Owner of Icicle Brewing Company April 2014  Sitting on a sunny patio amidst the beautiful, wild scenery of Leavenworth drinking a local craft beer makes it easy to appreciate the benefits of wild lands and waters. From here, we can’t see our water source that helps create the craft beer of Icicle Brewing […]

Mar 20 2013

Have Spring Fever? Go Hiking!

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in WA Wild Blog
Have Spring Fever? Go Hiking!

We have a sneaky feeling that some of you are getting a bit tired of being couch potato philosophers while endlessly scoping out Netflix for new titles to consume after work or school. March is notorious for Cabin Fever, so much so that it is officially celebrated as “Cabin Fever Month!” The only remedy for […]