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Mar 1 2017

Local Endorsements Grow as Wild Olympics Legislation Reintroduced

Local Endorsements Grow as Wild Olympics Legislation Reintroduced

The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered the reintroduction of the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer to permanently protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries, a total of 464 river miles, as Wild […]

Feb 24 2016

Congress Celebrates 1,000th Culvert Replacement with Legacy Roads Funds

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in Conservation News, Watershed Restoration
Congress Celebrates 1,000th Culvert Replacement with Legacy Roads Funds

Members of Congress Forest Service leadership and conservation and recreation leaders celebrated the 1,000th Culvert Replacement funded by Legacy Roads and Trails funding. Hosts for the congressional reception included Sen. Patty Murray and Representatives Derek Kilmer, Dave Reichert and Jaime Hererra-Beutler from Washington State. Washington Wild is a founding member of the Washington Watershed Restoration Initiative […]

May 8 2015

Rep. Kilmer Joins Official Launch of Olympic Forestry Collaborative

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Conservation News
Rep. Kilmer Joins Official Launch of Olympic Forestry Collaborative

Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) joined the official launch of the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative ( Olympic Forestry Collaborative ) in Port Angeles. Kilmer hosted an interactive panel discussion with local stakeholders to detail how the collaborative will seek to benefit the environmental quality of area forests and support sustainable timber harvests on the Olympic Peninsula. […]

Dec 3 2013

New Partnership Aims to Improve Environmental Quality and Economic Vitality of Olympic National Forest

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 in Conservation News
New Partnership Aims to Improve Environmental Quality and Economic Vitality of Olympic National Forest

Representative Derek Kilmer and a group of conservation, timber and local government stakeholders today announced the formation of new partnership called the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative. The Olympic Peninsula Collaborative, modeled on similar partnerships elsewhere in Washington state and around the country, is a grassroots, stakeholder driven partnership and the first of its kind to be […]