Wild Olympics Campaign Website Launched!

 

The Wild Olympics Campaign is a coalition of four Peninsula based environmental organizations and five state and national groups working to protect watersheds on the Olympic Peninsula. These forests and rivers provide local communities with clean water, unmatched outdoor recreation opportunities and sustain our outstanding Peninsula way of life. They are vital to the health of Hood Canal and Puget Sound and are critical habitat for wildlife, steelhead and salmon. The Campaign is working with local citizens and community leaders to establish new Olympic National Forest wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers and willing-seller National Park designations for these special places.

Over the past year, the Campaign has been reaching out to local stakeholders and Tribes to build support, listen to concerns and get feedback on their draft proposal. They have met with timber interests, local elected officials, Tribes, conservation groups, backcountry horsemen, mountain bikers, businesses, shellfish growers, community leaders, sport and commercial fishermen and other local residents. Along the way, the Campaign has refined their draft conservation vision to address many issues and requests from different local constituencies. They continue to reach out to different groups to grow support, work to address concerns and refine the draft proposal today.

The Wild Olympics Campaign is committed to continuing a community based process and thus, have launched a Wild Olympics Campaign website: www.wildolympics.org

As the Wild Olympics Campaign enters a new phase of public consultation, they invite you to join the discussion. Please review the latest revisions to our draft discussion maps and give your feedback in the comments section.  If you like what you see, please join the more than 1,500 other Olympic Peninsula residents who have voiced their support for the Wild Olympics Campaign by signing on to the online petition here: http://wildolympics.org/take_action

The Wild Olympics Campaign is:  American Rivers, American Whitewater, The Pew Environment Group’s Campaign for America’s Wilderness, North Olympic Group – Sierra Club,  Olympic Forest Coalition, Olympic Park Associates, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society , The Mountaineers, Sierra Club, Washington Wilderness Coalition

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