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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.

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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

Quinault Nature Trail by Tom O’Keefe

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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Wild Olympics Act Reintroduced in Congress

Reintroduction by Senator Murray and Representative Kilmer builds upon the momentum from last year, during which the Wild Olympics bill passed the House with bipartisan support and advanced further than […]

Story of the Wild Olympics Campaign Published as Feature Article by The Seattle Times

“15-year campaign to expand wilderness nears finish line” Gregory Scruggs The Seattle Times | December 13, 2022 DEER RIDGE TRAIL, OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST — Little in the Olympic Mountains comes […]

Sol Duc Falls within the Wild Olympics proposal Photo Courtesy of Anthony Mohr

Local Supporters Cheer House Passage of Wild Olympics Bill as part of 2022 NDAA

On Thursday, July 14, the Wild Olympics Coalition cheered a major bi-partisan vote in congress, which helped advance public lands legislation, including the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic […]

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