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.
Crystal Mountain chairlift destroyed by avalanche
Nobody was hurt when an after-hours avalanche wiped out a chairlift at Crystal Mountain ski resort Monday.Click to Continue »
Too soon to know if Supreme Court ruling will impact Foothills, Western Chehalis trails
Parks managers from Pierce and Thurston counties say itâ€™s too soon to know what impact, if any, a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court will have on popular South Sound…Click to Continue »
Construction projects and contracts deliver water to Odessa area farmers
Columbia Basin farmers relying on declining groundwater supplies in the Odessa Subarea are getting good news three times over. Read more....
Updated stormwater permit issued to state Department of Transportation
The state Department of Ecology has issued an updated stormwater permit to the Washington State Department of Transportation to continue to protect water quality. Read more....
Washington confirms 4 new wolf packs - Sun, 09 Mar 2014 PST
Gray wolves established four new packs and expanded their territory in Washington over the past year, according to the annual status report on the state endangered species released Saturday by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.