Check out the classes being offered this spring by Washington Outdoor Women: WOW Spring 2012 Flyer
Welcome to the Washington Wildlife Federation (WWF). We are Conservationists in the tradition of Teddy Roosevelt -- hunters, fishers, hikers and outdoor-enthusiasts -- protecting wildlife, habitat, public access and supporting education programs to inform people about our natural resources.
What have we done?
- Helped Established one of the country’s most successful wildlife habitat protection and outdoor recreation programs in the country as a founding member of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.
- Built a nationally award-winning Teaming with Wildlife Coalition in Washington State, helping to bring Federal resources to our state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- Influenced the management and conservation of our state’s wolves, sage grouse, mule deer, Canadian Lynx and numerous other species by working on state advisory panels, engaging resource managers and providing comments on legislation.
- Developed and Operate the state’s most comprehensive outdoor education program for Women. Washginton Outdoor Women (WOW) has provided outdoor skills training for over 1200 women.
- Helped Protect critical wildlife habitat in other states: WWF commonly weighs in on important natural resource issues when the threat to those resources represent a significant loss to regional and national biodiversity. We are opposed to the Pebble mine proposed for Alaska's Britol Bay and we recently voiced our opposition to the sale of 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska.
Although filmed in Montana, this early spring ritual takes place on some of Washington's remaining shrub steppe habitats in Douglas, Kittitas and Yakima counties. The mating dance that occurs at the leks takes place very early in the morning and normally lasts from 1-2 hours depending on disturbances and weather. Listen carefully to the sounds made by the grouse. On a still morning they can be heard from a mile away. Sage Grouse were recently considered for listing under the Endangered Spcies Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Their numbers remain very low as their habitat continues to be threatened.
Street Scramble coming to downtown Tacoma this month
Downtown Tacoma will be the location as individuals and teams try to locate as many checkpoints during the Tacoma Street Scramble on June 23.
Lake sediments safe in Kenmore area; public meeting set on recent studies
areas along Lake Washingtonâ€™s northern tip are safe for swimming and other in-water recreation, according to assessments of lake sediments and water quality. Read full story...
Report details contamination across 74 acres of Bellingham waterfront
The Port of Bellingham is proposing to divide the 74-acre Georgia Pacific West cleanup site on the Bellingham waterfront into two separate cleanup areas, so the northern half of the site can be cleaned, opened to the community and redeveloped sooner. Read full story...
Judge nixes mining activity along Clearwater River - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 PST
LEWISTON, Idaho â€” An administrative judge has rejected plans by hobbyist miners to set up suction dredging operations along a prized cutthroat trout stream in North Idaho.