News/Alerts

It’s all in the timing, folks.
The latest issue updates and alerts are posted below in chronological order.         
The following links will take you to updates of the specific issue you care about:

UNDER CANVAS        SDS UPDATES        PRIVATE BOAT LAUNCH IN HUSUM        FUNDRAISING FOR FISH RESEARCH

And enjoy the Ribbon of Life Series by Rachel Haymon 

Stop the Proposed Goldendale Pumped Storage Development

Stop the Proposed Goldendale Pumped Storage Development

Protect the sacred land, medicines, and traditions of Pushpum from destruction The proposed Goldendale Pumped Storage development isn’t “clean energy” if it destroys Tribal lands and cultural practices of Pushpum, a Yakama Nation sacred site. Our clean energy transition cannot continue the legacy of unjust energy development. Known to Yakama Nation as...

Shoreline Plan Hearing June 20

Is this a healthy shoreline? We think not, but this is what Klickitat County allows, and there will be a lot more of this along the White Salmon under the proposed Shoreline Master program. Lacking scientific basis, they propose to significantly reduce protections along the White Salmon river, allowing more fragmentation for residential development with reduced buffers, putting the river, water quality, and fish habitat at risk.”   Shoreline Master Program Hearing June 20, 6:00 PM. ...

House Bill 1698, the “Wolf Hunting Bill”

House Bill 1698, the “Wolf Hunting Bill”

Read updates on House Bill 1698 from Washington Wildlife First. Take action to save Washington Wolves. Here's how you can help! Talking Points House Bill 1698 overrides science-based wildlife management to give county officials undue influence over endangered wildlife. The bill sets a dangerous precedent that could have far-reaching impacts for Washington’s other protected species. Endangered wildlife must be protected by the state in the public trust, not decimated by localized fears and...

Friends of the White Salmon River and Friends of Mount Adams Organizations to Combine

Friends of the White Salmon River and Friends of Mount Adams Organizations to Combine

Announcing the combination of Friends of the White Salmon River and Friends of Mount Adams organizations The boards of the Friends of the White Salmon River (FWSR) and the Friends of Mount Adams (FOMA) are excited to announce the combination of their organizations. The reason for the combination is to strengthen and broaden the mission of environmental protection for rivers and their watersheds and Mt. Adams. Both organizations are not-for-profit groups. Historically Friends of the White...

Unfavorable ruling handed down on Under Canvas

On April 25th, 2022, the Klickitat County Superior Court issued their 20-page ruling and findings in regard to FWSR's appeal of the County's action on Under Canvas.  The unfavorable ruling can be read here. 

SB 5613 NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT !!!

Senate Bill 5613 concerns the use of dogs to hunt black bear, cougar, or bobcat.   This is a very quick legislative session! Time is of the essence! Get your comments in ASAP and definitely before January 18!  Here's what you need to know!    

Twin Creeks Timber, The Conservation Fund and WKO to Acquire SDS Lumber and Timber Companies

Twin Creeks Timber, The Conservation Fund and WKO to Acquire SDS Lumber and Timber Companies

The acquiring entities bring Northwest connections and deep expertise in timberlands, forest conservation and mill operations BINGEN, Wash., Sept. 30, 2021 – A consortium of three entities – Seattle-based Twin Creeks Timber, LLC, The Conservation Fund, and Carson, Washington-based WKO, Inc. – have agreed to acquire SDS Lumber and Timber Companies. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021. Included in the transaction are the lumber and plywood mills, associated assets...

SDS and Timber lands SOLD!!!

Big News!!!   Today, on September 30, 2021, "A consortium of three entities – Seattle-based Twin Creeks Timber, LLC, The Conservation Fund, and Carson, Washington-based WKO, Inc. – have agreed to acquire SDS Lumber and Timber Companies. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021."   Read the full announcement here. 

SEPA and CUP DECISIONS ON UNDER CANVAS

The Klickitat County Hearings Examiner has released its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and decision on the Under Canvas SEPA appeal.  Further, it has released its conditions of approval for the Under Canvas project.  Neither decision was favorable to the oppositional stance of Friends of the White Salmon River!

Under Canvas Hearing Alert

Come have your voice be heard!!!  The hearing on the Conditional Use Permit for Under Canvas is scheduled for July 30.  The public notice and details of how to participate in the Zoom hearing can be found here https://www.klickitatcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/10641/UC-Notice-of-Continued-Public-Hearing Comments are important.  Comments are limited to three minutes, and you must register with the Klickitat County Planning Department before July 28. ...