MEDIA ADVISORY: The Wilderness Society to hold press conference releasing new economic study

May 22, 2018



For release: May 22, 2018

Media Contacts

Anastasia Greene, Regional Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society,, 540-207-3162

Jessie Martin, Program Director, Earth Economics,, 206.949.0369


The Wilderness Society to hold press conference releasing new economic study

RSVP requested for attendance

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM


Seattle, Washington – The Wilderness Society will hold a press conference to release findings from an economic study commissioned to find the value of nature in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.


The Gem of the Emerald Corridor: Nature’s Value in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest study, prepared by Earth Economics, aims to highlight the relationship between providers and beneficiaries of natural capital by estimating the economic benefits provided by the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest to the Emerald Corridor, defined by the Bullitt Foundation as the region stretching from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, British Columbia (bordered by the Cascades on the east). The study estimates different types of value, including various forms of quality of life improvements and economic revenue flows. 

A summary of the study will be circulated ahead of the press conference.


All speakers will be available for one-on-one interviews after the press conference

  • Former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
  • Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development Policy Advisor to Gov. Jay Inslee Jon Snyder
  • The Wilderness Society, Washington State Deputy Director Kitty Craig
  • Earth Economics, Program Director Jessie Martin
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Executive Director Jon Hoekstra 

WHAT: Press Conference to announce findings of new pioneering economic study to value natural capital of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

WHERE: Atlas Workbase, 500 Mercer Street, 98109 located above the QFC

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 

             8:30 AM - press check-in begins coffee and breakfast available

             9:00 AM – remarks begin 

             9:30 AM – Q&A

              10:00 AM – reserved time for interviews with speakers


  • RSVP here by May 27, 2018 for in-person or online attendance (space is limited) 
  • Live streaming will be available on The Wilderness Society’s Facebook page
  • Free parking located in the QFC garage 
  • News vans will have the ability to park in the loading dock and run wires straight into the space
  • Risers will be available for news camera setup


For more information contact Anastasia Greene, Regional Communications Manager for The Wilderness Society,, 540-207-3162.