wilderness http://kplu.org en Olympic Peninsula wilderness plan is scaled back, but is it a compromise? http://kplu.org/post/olympic-peninsula-wilderness-plan-scaled-back-it-compromise <p>Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks hit the Olympic Peninsula Thursday, trying to sell locals on a <a href="http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/newsreleases?ContentRecord_id=54a6372f-2583-441c-9fa2-2006a9d4b8a3">plan to designate more wilderness </a>there. They say their latest bill is a grand compromise, and they’re hoping to convince Olympic Peninsula communities that fought earlier versions.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:06:23 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5998 at http://kplu.org Olympic Peninsula wilderness plan is scaled back, but is it a compromise? Campaign to protect precious lands in San Juan Islands http://kplu.org/post/campaign-protect-precious-lands-san-juan-islands <p>The <a href="http://www.visitsanjuans.com/">San Juan Islands</a> are known for pristine natural beauty that includes a <a href="http://www.fws.gov/washingtonmaritime/sanjuanis/">national wildlife refuge</a> and several remote state parks. &nbsp;</p><p>But they also contain about 1,000 acres of federally owned land that has been largely forgotten by authorities. Some islanders fear it might be sold off to developers.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2208 at http://kplu.org Campaign to protect precious lands in San Juan Islands Fees boost price of Washington state park pass beyond $30 http://kplu.org/post/fees-boost-price-washington-state-park-pass-beyond-30 <p>The true cost of the new annual pass for Washington state parks will be $30 plus fees, when purchased online or at a licensed dealer.</p><p> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 22:57:58 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1957 at http://kplu.org Fees boost price of Washington state park pass beyond $30