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COMMENT NOW on Army Helicopter Training in Wilderness and near Pacific Crest Trail

Army Blackhawk helicopterThe Army has put forward a proposal to allow combat helicopter training exercises 365 days a year, day and night on the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in the North Cascades and in southwest Washington. The training area includes seven helicopter landing sites including one within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and others nearby or directly over popular hiking and recreation trails including the iconic Pacific Crest Trail.The Army is asking for public comment on issues that need to be analyzed about their proposal through Tuesday November 3.


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.  If you want to make sure you don't miss the next event email Lyndsay at lyndsay[a] to be added to our event update email list.


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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 Instructions

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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 rafting_the_nf_nooksack_small.jpgwith 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.

Activity Ideas:

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking/Rafting
  • Camping
  • Backpacking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Horseback Riding

... or whatever recreational activities you pursue in wild places!

Where to Go:

National Forests and National Parks

Submission Details:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  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!



  • Events

    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] or call 206-633-1992.

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  • Volunteer!


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    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:  

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 206.633.1992. 

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  • Youth Voices

    New Opportunity!


    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! a day at the beach, olympic national park point of the arches

    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! 

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  • Washington Brewshed® Alliance

    Washington Brewshed® Alliance

    The Brewshed® movement is led by Washington Wild in Washington State. A Brewshed® is the link between clean healthy watersheds and superior local beers, because clean water makes better beer.  A watershed is a Brewshed®!


    At Washington Wild, we work to permanently protect Washington’s wild river systems and the lands they flow through, many of which supply drinking water to Washington communities and provide the water to create our delicious local beers.  Through Wilderness and Wild & Scenic River designations, our goal is to permanently protect and restore wild lands and waters in Washington State.

    We are always looking for new and unique ways to connect the public with ourGrowler with Bshed Logo - Copy1 conservation efforts. Emphasizing the direct link between clean water and better beer is a natural way to engage Washington’s faithful craft beer drinkers and connect them with the wild waters where their favorite beers originate.

    The Brewshed® movement is a great reason for conservation-minded craft beer-lovers to gather in honor of healthy watersheds and local microbrews, all while supporting local breweries! Come have a beer with us soon!

    For more information on the Washington Brewshed® Alliance and the idea of brewsheds, please email our Outreach Coordinator, Lyndsay Gordon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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