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.
Lend a hand on National Trails Day
It's time to get your hands dirty volunteering at an area park during Saturday's 21st celebration of America's trails.
A season of thrills, chills
Here’s what to see and do in the Northwest for summer 2013 | Whether you prefer Zimbabwean folk or classical chamber music, whether you love wacky festivals or serious theater, whether you like being inside or outside or both, you’ll find a summer full of fun in the South Sound.
Consultant selected for environmental review of proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals â€“ Longview project
Cowlitz County approved a contract today for environmental consulting company ICF International to help local, state and federal governments prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate a proposed coal export terminal along the Columbia River near Longview, Wash. Read full...
Citizen cleanup efforts earn Environmental Excellence recognition
A group of citizens and several area businesses will be recognized today, May 21, with the stateâ€™s highest environmental excellence award for cleaning up more than 20 tons of garbage at some 40 illegal dumpsites in the hills fringing Kennewick along Highway 397. Read full story...
Hiawatha trail opens Saturday - Fri, 24 May 2013 PST
The Route of The Hiawatha rail-trail near Lookout Pass is set to open for the 2013 summer season today.