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Jan 5 2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

COMPLETED ACTION: Urge Forest Service to Say No to Navy Jet Training over Olympic National Park and Wilderness Areas

A new Forest Service draft decision would enable the U.S. Navy to surround Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest with electromagnetic emitter trucks, resulting in high decibel jet training flights over ancient forests, popular trails and remote peaks on the Olympic Peninsula. The Navy has done a poor job of informing local stakeholders about […]

Dec 7 2016

Bill to Rename Olympic Park Wilderness after Daniel J. Evans Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in Conservation News
Bill to Rename Olympic Park Wilderness after Daniel J. Evans Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk

Today, the U.S. House passed legislation that would rename the Wilderness area within Olympic National Park as the “Daniel J. Evans Wilderness.” Former U.S. Senator and Washington Governor Evans led efforts to designate much of Olympic National Park as Wilderness in 1988. The legislation passed the Senate in July and now moves to President Obama’s […]

Dec 6 2016

Protecting Washington’s Wilderness Legacy

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in Conservation Voices, WA Wild Blog
Protecting Washington’s Wilderness Legacy

By Daniel J. Evans, Former WA Governor and U.S. Senator Tucked in the Northwest corner of the continental United States, Washington State is often forgotten by the rest of the country. However, after a visit to witness the snow-capped peaks of Rainier, ancient forests of the Cascades and coastline of the Olympic Peninsula, most carve […]

Jul 14 2016

Bill to Rename Olympic Park Wilderness after Daniel J. Evans Passes Senate

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in Conservation News
Bill to Rename Olympic Park Wilderness after Daniel J. Evans Passes Senate

Today the U.S. Senate passed legislation that would rename the Wilderness area within Olympic National Park as the “ Daniel J. Evans Wilderness.” Former U.S. Senator and Washington Governor Evans led efforts to designate much of Olympic National Park as Wilderness in 1988 and will be honored this year with Washington Wild’s 2016 Conservation Voices […]