New Conservation Voices
By Dave Meier
As a longtime resident of the Sykomish River Valley, I am very familiar with much of the area that will be covered under the Wild Sky Wilderness proposal and it is my sincere hope that this area will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.Read more...
Senator Murray, Washington Wild Celebrate Wild Sky 5-Year Anniversary
08/20/2013 - Today, more 60 invited stakeholders, activists and supporters celebrated the designation of the Wild Sky Wilderness five years ago at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Index, WA along the North Fork Skykomish River. Prior to the event, a small group of reporters and supporters including Washington Wild’s Conservation Director Tom Uniack joined Senator Murray on a hike into the Wild Sky Wilderness. Check out the Everett Herald Editorial that captures the essence of the event. You can learn more about the Wild Sky Wilderness on our web site.
Groups Comment on Geothermal Exploration Near Wild Sky Wilderness
07/26/2013 - Today, Washington Wild and 12 other conservation organizations sent a letter to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, providing comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Skykomish Geothermal Consent to Lease process. The Skykomish Ranger District is studying the potential impact of allowing leasing of subsurface lands for geothermal exploratory drilling on 12,000 acres of land adjacent to the recently designated Wild Sky Wilderness. Read the press release and comment letter.
100 More Businesses & CEOs Annouce Support for Wild Olympics
07/11/2013 - Today, more than 100 businesses and CEOs on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas have announced their support for the Wild Olympics legislation. They cite the quality of life on the Olympic Peninsula as a driving force behind economic growth and job creation in the local economy, and understand that the Wild Olympics legislation would protect that quality of life if enacted. Read our press release here.
Hunting, Fishing, Biking, and Recreation Support Rolls in for Wild Olympics
07/03/2013 - Today, more than 50 hunting, fishing and recreation groups and outdoor businesses have joined the Wild Olympics Campaign in calling for permanent protection of our great outdoors. This announcement is a huge step forward for the Wild Olympics legislation, which was introduced for the first time last summer and now awaits reintroduction. The bill would protect more than 126,000 acres as Wilderness and more than 460 miles of rivers as Wild & Scenic. Read our press release here.
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