Washington Wild is a founding member of the Wild Olympics Campaign. This Campaign is working to designate the first new Wilderness areas on Olympic National Forest in 30 years and the region’s the 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. Explore Destination Wild Olympics with the recreation map linked below.
The Wild Olympics Campaign is building support for permanent protection. After three years of extensive public process, stakeholder input and addressed issues, Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks introduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Act on June 21, 2012. On March 1, 2017 the legislation was reintroduced into
Congress by Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Derek Kilmer. If passed, the bill would designate the first new Wilderness areas on Olympic National Forest in three decades and the first ever Wild & Scenic River designations. To learn more about the campaign, visit the Wild Olympics Campaign website.
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- Frequently Asked Questions About Wild Olympics About Wild Olympics
- General Wilderness Fact Sheet
- General Wild & Scenic River Fact Sheet
Washington Wild Coordinates Letter to Rep. Adam Smith in Thanks for Advocating for Wild Olympics as part of the NDAA
On November 10, Washington Wild sent a letter to Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA-09) undersigned by 32 progressive and environmental organizations, elected officials, and local businesses thanking him for his leadership passing Wild Olympics and other public lands conservation bills out of the House as amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The letter also […]
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The Wild Olympics Coalition cheered a major bi-partisan vote in Congress yesterday that helped advance important public lands and rivers legislation forward, including the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act sponsored by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06), which passed with a number of other public land bills as an […]