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Apr 8 2016

Army Rethinks Combat Helicopter Training Proposal

Army Rethinks Combat Helicopter Training Proposal

After hearing from more than 2,000 individual and organizational stakeholders, the U.S. Army announced that they were going to reassess controversial landing sites as part of their proposal to allow combat helicopter training on public lands in Washington State. Washington Wild coordinated a joint comment letter in November from 67 diverse local stakeholders raising concerns […]

Feb 16 2016

On all fronts: Army and Navy forge ahead with training plans for Northwest forests despite loud opposition

Washington Wild works hard to protect the lands and waters of Washington State, which sometimes includes lending our voice to oppose military expansions.  We understand the military needs places to train and we support our troops, but the wild places of our country are an integral part of the American dream, an envy of the […]

Nov 3 2015

Diverse Stakeholders Push Back on Army Helicopter Training Proposal

Diverse Stakeholders Push Back on Army Helicopter Training Proposal

Nearly 70 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations and local businesses signed a letter raising concerns about an Army proposal to shift existing training activities from Colorado to Washington State. The proposal would create four new helicopter training areas on national forest land in the North Cascades and in southwest Washington on the doorstep of Mt. […]