COMMENT NOW on Army Helicopter Training in Wilderness and near Pacific Crest Trail
The 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]wawild.org to be added to our event update email list.
2015 Event Calendar:
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.
... or whatever recreational activities you pursue in wild places!
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