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Video: Conservation Chat: Wild Olympics

In this Conservation Chat, activist and Washington Wild supporter Jaidacyn Madrigal covers the Wild Olympics Campaign, which Washington Wild is a founding member of.

This Campaign is working to designate the first new Wilderness areas on Olympic National Forest in 30 years and the region’s first-ever Wild & Scenic River designations! 

These natural treasures are critical to help restore Hood Canal and Puget Sound and provide resilient habitat strongholds for fish and wildlife stressed by climate change, especially our threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead runs. These ancient forests and wandering rivers draw tens of thousands of visitors every year, provide local communities with clean water, and offer outdoor recreation such as hiking, hunting, and fishing. 

The Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Act has broad local support. Learn more about this important legislation at the video below!

The Conservation Chat series takes an in-depth look at conservation issues that Washington Wild is leading. Past videos focused on Washington Wild’s efforts to defend the Roadless Rule in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and our backyard, Washington Wild’s 40-year history, and protecting the Skagit River Headwaters.  Jaidacyn Madrigal resides in Everett, WA, and is the host of the EcoGirl Youtube Channel.