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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Today, by a bipartisan vote of 227-200, the House of Representatives passed the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 999). The bill is part of a package of public land protection bills called Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (PAW Act). Introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06), the Wild Olympics and […]
Washington Wild Urges Representatives to Continue to Fight for Wild Olympics Bill as it moves through Congress
Washington Wild sent letters today to Representatives Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal urging them to ensure that the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 2642 & S. 1382) remain a part of the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) once it emerges the pending House-Senate Conference Committee. The letter to Congressman Adam Smith was undersigned by 27 progressive and environmental organizations and […]