Washington's wild forests have stood untouched for hundreds of years. These wild places not only provide world-class outdoor recreation opportunities, they also clean our water, purify our air and provide critical habitat for wildlife such as salmon, grizzly bears and lynx. Our wild lands are a legacy that we must pass on to future generations. Washington Wild works to ensure we do so. WA Wild protects and restores wild lands and waters in Washington State through advocacy, education and civic engagement.
Washington Wild has over 10,000 supporters throughout Washington State. From a farmer in Ephrata to a school teacher in Tacoma to a software engineer in Redmond, we engage a diverse constituency in one ongoing goal - protecting Washington's wild lands and waters to support our high quality of life, to the quality of life for future generations and the preservation of wildlife that depend on these lands and waters for their survival.
Founded in 1979, Washington Wild is a nonprofit, tax-deductible organization that brings people together in the vigorous defense of our remaining wild forests, waters and wildlife. Public lands are a public issue. By educating, empowering and mobilizing our communities, Washington Wild builds powerful grassroots networks that help protect wild lands throughout the state.
Our remaining wildlands have intrinsic value and are essential to our quality of life. Our approach was originally developed through our successful efforts to raise the public support necessary to pass the 1984 Washington Wilderness Act, which protected over one million acres of Wilderness.
Since 1979, working to protect Washington's wild forests, animals and rivers through innovative community organizing, public education and advocacy. Your voice for a wild Washington!