Wildlife Safety 101: Tips and best practices for recreating near wildlife

Investing in nature creates thriving communities and economies

The recently-signed Great American Outdoors Act and a new report show the numerous benefits healthy public lands provide to Washingtonians By Keiko Betcher, Communications and Outreach Associate A recent report by the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) found our state’s outdoor recreation economy to be on par with its aerospace industry. That’s a big … Continued

Tips for social distancing and the outdoors

Suggestions for preventing the transmission of coronavirus while spending time in nature The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting policies continue to change rapidly, even many months after this blog was first published in March 2020. Please check for local agency, county or state restrictions before heading outdoors. Let’s do our part to keep our communities healthy … Continued