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Oppose Massive Entry Fee Increases for National Parks

The Trump Administration  has proposed a plan that would drastically raise the entrance fee for 17 of our most treasured and highly visited National Parks. Here in Washington State our National Park entrance fees would triple from $25 to $70 at Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks.While the budget back log is an issue that needs to be addressed, it should not be shouldered on the visitors to make up for a declining budget that continues to be cut. Our National Parks are meant to be enjoyed, and not just by those who can afford it.

The National Park Service is taking comments until December 22nd – Make your voice heard and write NPS today!


Save the Sage Grouse

Photo Courtesy of BLM

In September 2015, after an unprecedented collaborative effort by a wide range of stakeholders and federal, state, and local governments, the Interior and Agriculture Departments finalized historic land use plans to protect habitat for the greater sage-grouse and the more than 350 species that live on sagebrush public lands. Instead of giving these collaborative plans a chance to work, however, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering changing them and possibly dismantling years of science-based efforts to safeguard an imperiled species and its habitat.

We now have until November 27 to urge Secretary Zinke not to roll back the largest conservation achievement in the BLM’s history. Please make your voice heard today!


Protect Our Public Lands

An all out war on our public lands has already begun. Over the course of the next four years we expect renewed Congressional attacks on our bedrock environmental laws, including efforts to sell off federal lands owned by all Americans to oil, gas and mining companies. Washington Wild will continue to stand guard in defense of our public lands, but we need your help!

 


Photo Courtesy of Calibas

Fight Against Lawless Logging

The Resilient Forests Act of 2017 (H.R.  2936), a dangerous attack on our public lands that would allow unprecedented and unregulated logging, has already passed the House floor and is headed to the Senate.

Write your Senators and tell them to OPPOSE H.R. 2936!

 


Photo Courtesy of Andy Porter

Follow Our 2017 Guide to Legislative Threats

It can be daunting to keep up with all of the legislation being introduced, so we’ve made it easy with our 2017 Guide to Legislative Threats! Learn more about the current threats to Washington’s Public Lands and take action by writing your representatives on these important issues. It’s simple and public lands are public issues. Use your voice and stand up for our public lands by taking action on these vital issues.

 


Dungeness River, Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Hill

Dungeness River, Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Hill

Sign the Wild Olympics Petition

Join more than 10,000 people who have signed the petition in support of the Wild Olympics Campaign. This Act if passed would permanently protect over 126,000 acres of new Wilderness and over 460 miles of new Wild & Scenic Rivers.  To learn more about the campaign, visit the Wild Olympics Campaign website.

 

 


TAKE ACTION: Senate Passes Legislation Allowing Drilling in the Arctic Refuge

Today, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 with a vote of 51-49. The bill includes an amendment that would open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for the first time in history. Members of the Senate tried to protect the Arctic Refuge with an Amendment to strike the […]

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National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Increased Entrance Fees at 17 Parks

Today, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced that they will be extending the public comment period for the National Park Entry Fee Increase until December 22, 2017. The deadline, originally November 23, has been pushed back to overwhelming public interest. Over 65,000 comments have already been submitted. Read the NPS Press Release here.

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Extreme Lawless Logging Bill Passes House

Today, the controversial Resilient Forests Act of has passed the House mostly along party lines with a vote of 232-188. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands that would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of the Endangered Species Act, and remove judicial […]

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