Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wild Olympics Campaign

The Olympic Peninsula is home to some of the most productive and intact salmon habitat in Washington State and indeed the Lower 48. For too long however, these rivers have been without any formal protection under federal law. While most of the rivers on the Peninsula originate in the Olympic National Park, the lower reaches are often threatened by logging and other activities. Despite their extraordinary ecological, cultural and economic value, none of these rivers are protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers act.

Recognizing the tremendous value of these rivers to our region a coalition of groups have joined forces to lobby the federal government to protect many of the peninsula's finest streams as Wild and Scenic, add significant acreage to the Olympic National park and designate new wilderness areas. Check out their website for more information, and links to how you can get involved.


Sign their online petition here:


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