COMMENT NOW: Tell BLM, Forest Service that Mt. St. Helens is no place for a mine
Ascot Resources—a Canadian mining company—is once again seeking federal approval to conduct mining exploration in the Green River valley near Mount St. Helens. On January 5, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service released a modified environmental assessment (EA) for the Goat Mountain exploratory drilling project. The BLM is accepting public comment on this controversial proposal only through Thursday February 4.
Upcoming Brewshed® Happy Hours
Our Brewshed® Happy Hours are informal mingling events and an excuse to drink a great Washington beer- and for a cause! We host at least one Brewshed® event a month throughout the state. During these events we discuss the connection between high quality water that makes even better beer over a pint. After the event the brewery donates $1 per beer sold to Washington Wild.
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2016 Event List Coming Soon!
Wildlands Report Instructions
By having diverse voices describe one specific place, we can help people to see the significance, the uniqueness, and the relevance that wild places play in their lives.
Description: This opportunity requires volunteers to hike in proposed wilderness areas and inventoried roadless areas in support of Washington Wild's place-based wilderness campaigns. Post hike, the volunteers will be asked to write a narrative about his/her hiking experiences, with specific instruction to reference Wild and Scenic River designations and wilderness or roadless areas. These "Wildland Reports" will be published on the Washington Wild website; they are intended to inspire others to take that same hike and to learn about why specific wildlands need protection.
Thank You to our Brewshed® Partners!
Thank you to the brewers and taprooms who have hosted Brewshed® happy hours and events and supported the work of Washington Wild!
PhotoDocumenting by volunteers will grow our photo inventory of wildlands in Washington and provide photographs of undocumented places that Washington Wild can use in outreach materials.
Washington Wild works to protect Washington's unprotected forests and waterways, including inventoried and un-inventoried roadless areas, through our place based campaigns. PhotoDocumenting by volunteers will grow our photo inventory of wildlands in Washington and provide photographs of undocumented places that Washington Wild can use in outreach materials. Instructional materials and photo documentation paperwork will be provided to volunteers, which will assist in capturing the values of the areas we are working to protect.
How this Works
Go into the wild with your friends and family, then tell us about it!
Go on a trip and make some memories. When you return home, create somthing that shows how amazing your trip was! Tell us why you think that place should be protected and why others should visit it. We will post your work on our blog to encourage others to get outside and enjoy Washington's wild places.
- Horseback Riding
... or whatever recreational activities you pursue in wild places!
Where to Go:
National Forests and National Parks
Include your name, age, email (or adult family-member's email), phone number, and a description of your work.
What to submit: a narrative/trip report, poetry, photos, an essay, a drawing, painting, or sculpture, a video, or sew something. We have no limits, so get creative!
If you need community serivce or volunteer hours, we are happy to provide documentation of your work.
Click here for a printable flier
Click here for an example of a trip narrative
Support Forest and River Protections on the Olympic Peninsula
Please join the more than 10,000 individuals who have signed a petition supporting the first forest and river protections on the Olympic Peninsula in 30 years. For more information on the Wild Olympics proposal click here
Sign the Petition now!
Our Events page is updated regularly, so check back often!
We frequently partner with other organizations for events, so if you have an event idea that you feel aligns well with Washington Wild's mission, contact Lyndsay Gordon: lyndsay[at]wawild.org or call 206-633-1992.
Whether your ideal volunteer opportunity involves hiking or typing, we have jobs for you! Peruse the menu of volunteer options below, choose one or several roles that interest you, and then contact Lyndsay to get rolling!
To volunteer, ask questions, or make suggestions, contact:
or call 206.633.1992.
Washington's wild forests and rivers are full of opportunities to explore and have fun, and we know that kids of all ages get out and play in these places!
Over the years we've collected many stories about river and forest protection, outdoor recreation, and other personal experiences from adults. These stories can be found in the Conservation Voices section of our website. But we've never collected stories about forests and rivers from kids and teens - and now we are going to do that! Photo by Andy Porter
If you are between the ages of 5-18 and you like to explore Washinginton's forests and rivers, we want to hear from you!
Washington Brewshed® Alliance
Washington Brewshed® Alliance
The Brewshed® Alliance is an outreach initiative of Washington Wild designed to bring people together with a simple message: protected water makes superior beer. This initiative was developed in 2012, formed in 2013, and fully launched in 2014. By the end of 2014 we’d gone from having 8 brewery and beer community partners to over 25, from 8 events to over 20, from raising under $5,000 for conservation to over $25,000!
The Brewshed® Alliance represents a case study of a Washington Wild priority: bringing non-conservation partners to the table and showing the diverse values of wild lands and waters. In this case, how wild waters and the watersheds that protect them impact the quality of Washington beer. As water flows through the land it picks up natural minerals that give downstream beer a distinct flavor. It also picks up pollutants that then have to be laboriously taken out of the beer with great care by the brewer to ensure the end beer doesn’t have any undesirable flavors. We call this the Brewshed® connectionand breweries throughout the state are joining with us to help people understand how conservation work from organizations like Washington Wild benefits the quality of the beer in their glass.
Breweries and beer community partners are just one of the many non-conservation voices that Washington Wild brings to the table as stakeholders. We also work with local businesses, outdoor recreation groups, and use stakeholders – like back country horseback riders and mountain bikers – to develop locally supported and favorable Wilderness campaigns.