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Jan 2 2015

Washington Wild: Alpine Lakes Pale Celebration Challenge!

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Brewshed
Washington Wild: Alpine Lakes Pale Celebration Challenge!

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 will all be […]

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 […]

Dec 5 2014

What Does Wilderness Mean?

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in WA Wild Blog
What Does Wilderness Mean?

A Reflection on Wilderness by Washington Wild volunteer, Avery Meeker From the distant ‘kraa’ of the Raven, to the sharp alarm call of the Pica, the sound of the Wilderness is truly the best song I have ever known. In today’s world, wilderness is constantly being redefined because we live in the generation of globalization […]

Jan 7 2014

Senator Murray and Rep. Kilmer Introduce Wild Olympics Legislation

Senator Murray and Rep. Kilmer Introduce Wild Olympics Legislation

Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer introduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014 in the Senate and House of Representatives. This legislation would designate more than 126,000 acres of existing federal land as Wilderness in the Olympic National Forest and designate more than 460 river miles on the […]

Oct 11 2013

Scenery at Mt Adams Wilderness: Backpacking to High Camp

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

This post is comes to you from a Portland, OR teen, Jayson S.  Jayson submitted the powerful narrative, photos, and video below as part of Washington Wild’s Youth Voices program.  We have no doubt that Jayson is poised to be a positive influential force in the conservation and recreation worlds (or, heck, wherever he chooses to […]

Aug 20 2013

Senator Murray, Washington Wild Celebrate Wild Sky 5-Year Anniversary

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Conservation News, Wild Sky
Senator Murray, Washington Wild Celebrate Wild Sky 5-Year Anniversary

More than 60 invited stakeholders, activists and supporters celebrated the designation of the Wild Sky Wilderness five years ago at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Index, WA along the North Fork Skykomish River. Prior to the event, a small group of reporters and supporters including Washington Wild’s Conservation Director Tom Uniack joined Senator Murray on […]

Aug 12 2013

International Youth Day

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

What is your first memory of being in a wild place? How old were you when this memory was created? Who was with you? Do you remember certain smells or what the weather was doing? For many of us, these memories impact our behavior as adults, which is why Washington Wild is working hard to […]

Jul 11 2013

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

Hunting, Fishing, Biking and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics

More than 50 new hunting, fishing and recreation groups and outdoor businesses have joined the Wild Olympics Campaign in calling for permanent protection of our great outdoors. This announcement is a huge step forward for the Wild Olympics legislation, which was introduced for the first time last summer and now awaits reintroduction. The bill would […]

Apr 19 2013

Wilderness Campaigns are wildlife campaigns, too! PART 4: Cascades Wild

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

Washington Wild works hard to protect the wild forests and rivers of Washington State. Washington Wild recently led a coalition that succeeded in designating the first national forest Wilderness in Washington in more than 20 years. The Wild Sky Wilderness Act, enacted into law in 2008, covered more than 100,000 acres of forestland in Western […]

Mar 12 2013

March is Women’s History Month

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in WA Wild Blog

In 1978 a group of women initiated the first Women’s History week during the second week of March as a “tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” By 1986, 14 states had officially declared the entire month of March as Women’s History Month, and […]