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We’ll do our best to keep you updated on current issues.            Check these links for the issues you care about:

UNDER CANVAS         SPRING CREEK LOGGING        OUTFITTERS’ LICENSING RENEWAL        FUNDRAISING FOR FISH RESEARCH

And enjoy the Ribbon of Life Series by Rachel Haymon 

Blog Posts/General News

“Ribbon of Life” Series by Rachel Haymon

The clean, cold, cascading water of the White Salmon River, flowing from Mount Adams glaciers and pristine springs to the Columbia River, supports and attracts a tremendous diversity of flora and fauna. It is the pulsing heart of our local ecosystems. FWSR’s “Ribbon of Life” blog series highlights eyewitness accounts and images of the many delightful species...

URGENT! TAKE ACTION!!

The clock is now ticking. Klickitat County has issued their SEPA (State Environmental Protection Act) determination for the Under Canvas project. They have chosen a Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS), not okay. It is dated August 27, but they were slow getting it out. Comment and appeal period end on September 18. You can read the MDNS here. The MDNS is based on their review of the applicant’s SEPA checklist [here]. The checklist is long and complicated. We will be posting a...

Under Canvas Updates

FWSR board members made a visit to the proposed Under Canvas site. Read their report.   Klickitat County has issued the SEPA (State Environmental Protection Act) checklist completed by Under Canvas. You can read it here. Fairly soon, the County will follow up with a SEPA determination. This can be a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS), a Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS), or a requirement for a full environmental study. Given the County’s history and past...

Spring Creek Update #1

Spring Creek Update #1

FWSR submitted two comments on the Spring Creek FPA. One, written by our attorney, addresses the ways in which the FPA fails to meet legal requirements, including triggers for classification as a Class IV-S requiring a full SEPA.  2020 07 20 Public Comment BRICKLIN & NEWMAN Our second comment addresses environmental damage that could result from the logging as proposed.  For example, there are three known Western Gray Squirrel (WGS) nests in the area proposed to be logged....