Advocacy
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Opportunities to engage in national and state public lands planning processes, as well as stewardship-related opportunities.

October 27
Stewardship - Tieton (sponsored by WCC)

November 3
Stewardship - Tieton (sponsored by WCC)

November  5
Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry, Lewis and Clark Trail Planning Meeting (6-8pm at Washtucna High Scool)

November 6
Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry, Lewis and Clark Trail Planning Meeting  (6-8pm at Dayton Elementary School)

November 13
BLM Meeting on Industrial Mining Public Comment Period

Advocacy

We work to protect our public lands and the experiences they provide to our community.

When people speak on behalf of the places they care about, policy makers listen. With more than 12,500 members, we speak for the trails we wander, the mountains we climb, and the waters we paddle. We are Washington’s leading voice for protecting the outdoor experience in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Our goal is to conserve public lands in a way that facilitates access for responsible human-powered recreation. We target issues that affect the public lands our members so passionately explore. Our efforts include:

  • Working with legislators and land managers to shape policy.
  • Uniting with  partner organizations to build support.
  • Empowering recreationists to make their voices heard.

We've been advocating for our wild places for over a hundred years. From the formation of Olympic National Park in 1938 to the recent expansion of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, we've seen the impact we can have when our members speak up.


2018 PRIORITES

Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Hailed as America’s best conservation program, Congress let the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expire on September 30, 2018. We are hopefully that legislators will act to permanently protect LWCF by the end of the year. Please join The Mountaineers in asking Congress to permanently renew the LWCF.

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stop the PUBLIC LANDS HEIST

A far reaching campaign is underway to weaken and eventually privatize our public lands. Hundreds of millions of acres across the Western U.S hang in the balance. Take a stand for our public lands.

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Public Lands Bills: A legislative Trail Map

Check out the legislation we're advocating for and against - and how you can help us #keepitpublic. 

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PROTECT THE METHOW VALLEY

Mining claims threaten the lands and waters of the Valley, but the Methow Headwaters Campaign has plans to safegaurd the region for perpetuity. Join the campaign.

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conserve the mountains to Sound Greenway

Heritage Designation can help protect 1.5 million acres of public and private land from Seattle to Central Washington. Support the cause.

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