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Jul 13 2017

Cantwell, Murray Help Save Hanford Reach National Monument, but Others Still at Risk

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Conservation News
Cantwell, Murray Help Save Hanford Reach National Monument, but Others Still at Risk

Today, Secretary Zinke has announced that both Idaho’s Crater of the Moon and Washington’s own Hanford Reach National Monument will not be touched by the review process instigated by President Trump’s Executive Order in April of this year.  Read the DOI Press Release here. Both Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell spoke on Wednesday, July 12th […]

Dec 30 2016

Methow Headwaters Receives Two Year Protection from Mining Interests

Posted on Dec 30, 2016 in Conservation News, Mining
Methow Headwaters Receives Two Year Protection from Mining Interests

Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officially announced the segregation notice for 340,000 acres in the Methow Headwaters region of Washington State. This essentially protects the Methow from mining for a two-year period in which these lands are off limits to mining interests while the BLM studies whether permanent protection is warranted. This is […]

May 25 2016

Legislation Introduced to Protect Methow Valley from Mining Threats

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Conservation News, Forest Management, Mining
Legislation Introduced to Protect Methow Valley from Mining Threats

Today, Washingotn Wild cheered the introduction of the Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2016 by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), to protect 340,000 acres of National Forest in the Methow Valley from potential development of a large-scale mine. The legislation would restrict potential mining related development (including near Flagg Mountain) in order […]

Feb 25 2015

$1 Million Increase for Repairing Forest Service Roads in WA

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Conservation News, Watershed Restoration
$1 Million Increase for Repairing Forest Service Roads in WA

Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, announced a $1 million increase for conservation work in Washington State through the U.S. Forest Service’s Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program. The increase for 2015 will go toward repairing or closing aging Forest Service roads that are […]