The legislation will support efforts to make droughts like the one the Yakima Basin is experiencing this year less of a hardship for both farms and fish.
The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management released reports summarizing 20 years of monitoring data in Pacific Northwest forests and presented the results at a meeting in Vancouver, Wash., yesterday.
Outdoor recreation generates $21.6 billion a year in spending on trips and equipment in Washington State, a new study prepared for the Legislature shows.
And Washingtonians love to play outside, spending an average of 56 days a year in some form of outdoor recreation.
The Wilderness Society (TWS) praised Rep.