New Conservation Voices
By LeeAnn Beres
Conservation & Recreation Groups Comment on Proposed Army Helicopter Training
07/30/15 - Today, 26 conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations from around the state weighed in on a proposal put forward by the Army shift existing training activities to four new helicopter training areas in the North Cascades backcountry on the Okanagan Wenatchee National Forest and in southwest Washington on mostly state forest lands and on the doorstep of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Read the press release.
Washington Wild Summer Photo Contest
Washington Wild’s Summer Photo Contest will be held until August 24th, 2015. Simply take your camera on trips into Washington’s wonderful wild places (see details below) and snap some photos of landscapes, flora & fauna, recreation, people out in the wild, or whatever captures your eye. Then, send us your best shots!
Photo by Aaron Theisen - 2014 1st Place Entry
Wild Olympics Bill Introduced into New Congress
June 4, 2015 - The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered the introduction of the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer to permanently protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries, a total of 464 river miles, as Wild and Scenic Rivers. If enacted, the legislation would designate the first new wilderness on Olympic National Forest in nearly three decades and the first-ever protected wild and scenic rivers on the Olympic peninsula. Read the press release.
Alpine Lakes and Illabot Creek Passes Congress, Goes to President's Desk
December 12, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act including legislation to protect 22,000 acres of new Wilderness and designate 40 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers near Snoqualmie Pass and designate 14 miles of Illabot Creek, a tributary to the Skagit River as Wild and Scenic. Washington Wild has led efforts for seven years with Sen. Patty Murray, and Representatives Dave Reichert and Suzan DelBene to make the Alpine Lakes additions a reality. The legislative package now moves to the President's desk to be signed into law. Read the press release.
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