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Conservation

 

Washington Wildlife Federation
http://www.washingtonwildlife.net/

WOW Sponsor. Conservation, Stewardship, Membership Info.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
www.rmef.org

WOW Sponsor. Conservation, Education, Hunting, Membership Info.

National Wildlife Federation
www.nwf.org 

WOW Sponsor. Education, Garden for Wildlife, NatureQuest, The Great Amercian Campout, Wildlife Watch, Membership Info.

Izaak Walton League of America
www.iwla.org

WOW Sponsor. Conservation, Sustainability, Outdoor Ethics, Membership Info.

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
www.trcp.org

Conservation, Membership Info.

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
www.mtsgreenway.org

Education, Trail System, Volunteer Opportunities.

Yakima Greenway
http://www.yakimagreenway.org/index.html

Trails, Fishing, Birding, Volunteer Opportunities

Inland Northwest  Land Trust
http://www.inlandnwlandtrust.org/

Land conservation and stewardship. Volunteer Opportunities.

Palisades NW
http://www.palisadesnw.com/

Conservation, Stewardship, Volunteer Opportunities

The Trust for Public Land
https://www.tpl.org/

Land Conservation, Trips

Trout Unlimited
www.tu.org

Fisheries restoration/conservation. Education. Membership Info.

Conservation Northwest
http://www.conservationnw.org/

Conservation. Volunteer opportunities: Hikes, work parties, wildlife monitoring

Washington Wilderness Coalition
http://www.wawild.org/

Conservation. Volunteer Opportunities: hikes, work parties, wildlife monitoring

The Wilderness Society
http://wilderness.org/

Conservation. Membership Info.

Friends of the Trail
http://www.friendsofthetrail.org/

Clean up of illegal dumping and littering on public lands and waterways. Volunteer opportunities.

Ducks Unlimited
http://www.ducks.org/

Conservation. Membership Info. Volunteer Opportunities.

Washington Waterfowl Association
http://wwa.shuttlepod.org/

Conservation. Membership Info. Volunteer opportunities. Youth activities.

Adopt a Stream Foundation
http://www.streamkeeper.org/

Conservation. Education. Volunteer opportunities.


Archery

 

Washington State Archery Association

http://washingtonarchery.org/

Clubs and Shops, Events, Membership Info.

Today’s Bowhunter

http://www.bowhunter-ed.com/wa/index.htm

 

Bow Hunting Safety and Education. Online Bowhunter Safety course for Washington State.


Backpacking/Hiking

 

American Hiking Society

http://www.americanhiking.org

How to’s and hiking information. Trail search. Membership Info.

Trails.com

http://www.trails.com/

Trail locator. Online topo maps.

Pacific Crest Trail

http://www.pcta.org/

Trail maps/conditions. Membership Info.

Chinook Trail Association

http://chinooktrails.org/

300-mile recreational loop trail loop encircling the Columbia River Gorge.

Maps/descriptions. Membership Info.

American  Trails

http://www.americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails/

Over 900 trails in all 50 states, available for public use and ranging from less than a mile to 485 miles in length.

Washington Trails Association

www.wta.org  

Trail stats, conditions and reviews. Volunteer opportunities. Membership Info.

Accessible Trails

http://accessibletrails.com/default.htm

Pacific Northwest trail information for the disabled.

Trails Galore

http://www.trailsgalore.com/

Description of  trails in WA, OR, CA , NV, AZ and HI

Rails to Trails Conservancy

http://www.railtrails.org

Trails, Maps, Volunteer Opportunities, Membership Info.

Hiking for Her

http://www.hiking-for-her.com/

Women’s hiking gear, clothing and boot reviews. Hiking tips and etiquette.

Hike It Baby

https://hikeitbaby.com/

Hiking with small children. Events.

Seek Outside

https://seekoutside.com/

WOW donor. Lightweight camping and hiking equipment.


Birding

 

American Birding Association

www.americanbirding.org

 

Birding publications and events

Audubon Society

http://www.audubon.org/

Washington Audubon

http://wa.audubon.org/

 

National Audubon Society site

 

Links to local Washington State Audubon chapters

The Great Backyard Birdcount

http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/whycount.html

Annual 4-day event for counting of birds. Birding guides, tips, and a good site for kids.


Canoeing/Kayaking

 

Kayak Online

http://www.kayakonline.com

Kayak reviews, Kayaking outfitters

Washington Kayak Club

http://www.washingtonkayakclub.org/

Events. Education.

American Canoe  Association

http://www.americancanoe.org/

Education, Recreation, Stewardship

United States Canoe Association

http://www.uscanoe.com/

Competitions, Camping, Conservation

Washington Water Trails Association

http://wwta.org/

Stewardship. Trail maps. Events.

Kayak Academy

https://kayakacademy.com/

WOW instructor and donor. Lessons.  Online store.

Orion River Rafting

http://www.orionexp.com/

WOW donor. River rafting trips.


Dutch Oven and Campfire Cooking

 

Camping food and Dutch Oven Recipes

http://www.scoutorama.com/recipe/

Recipes

Lodge Mfg

https://www.lodgemfg.com/

Recipes. Dutch oven manufacturer.

International Dutch Oven Society

http://www.idos.com/

Education. Events. Clubs. Membership Info.


Education

 

Earthwalk Northwest

www.earthwalknorthwest.com

WOW Instructor. Programs focusing on earth awareness and primitive living skills

Nature Bridge at Olympic

https://naturebridge.org/olympic

Environmental education. Family and Summer programs.

Pacific Science Center

www.pacsci.org

Family and children education. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center.

North Cascades Institute

http://www.ncascades.org/

Environmental Education classes and trips.

Spokane Mountaineers

http://www.spokanemountaineers.org/index.php

 

Backpacking, day hiking, bicycling, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing education and trips.

The Mountaineers – Puget Sound

http://www.mountaineers.org

Backpacking, day hiking, bicycling, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing education and trips.

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute

http://www.pcei.org/

Environmental Education, Volunteer Opportunities, Activities (Family and Women-Only)

Grizzly Bear Outreach Project

http://www.bearinfo.org/

Promoting an accurate understanding of grizzly bears and their recovery in the North Cascades Ecosystem through community education and involvement

Cedar River Watershed Education Center

http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/
OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/
CedarRiverEducationCenter/index.htm

Environmental Education. Events.

Western Wildlife Outreach

www.westernwildlife.org  

WOW Instructor. Bear, wolf & cougar education.


Fishing

 

Federation of Fly Fishers

www.fedflyfishers.org

WOW Instructor. Education. Conservation. Membership Info.

Future Fisherman Foundation

www.futurefisherman.org

Education. Events.

Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

http://www.rbff.org/

Boating and fishing education and events. Conditions and reports.

Guides.

Washington Fly-fishing

http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/

Clubs, Destinations

International Women Fly fishers

http://www.intlwomenflyfishers.org/

Connect with other women who fly-fish. Membership Info.

Spokane Women on the Fly

http://www.spokanewomenonthefly.com/

Promotion, education and support of
women in the sport of fly fishing. Membership Info.

Ask About Fly Fishing.com

http://www.askaboutflyfishing.com/stpr_clubs.cfm?c=US&st=WA

List of Washington state fly fishing clubs

International Women’s Fishing Association

http://www.iwfa.org/

 Events. Membership Info.

Clark-Skamania Flyfishers

http://www.clark-skamania-flyfishers.org/

WOW donor. Conservation. Education. Membership info. Events.

The Avid Angler

http://www.avidangler.com/

WOW donor. Lessons. Equipment. Events.


GPS/Geocaching/Orienteering

 

GPS Lodge

http://www.gpslodge.com/

weblog dedicated to news and reviews on GPS navigation systems.

Geocaching.com

http://www.geocaching.com/

Events, Cache locator. Membership info.

US Orienteering Federation

http://www.us.orienteering.org/

Clubs, Education

Cascade Orienteering Club

http://www.cascadeoc.org/

Events. Training.

Eastern Washington Orienteering Club

http://www.ewoc.org/index.htm

Events.


Hunting/Shooting

 

Human Nature Hunting School
http://www.humannaturehunting.com 

WOW Instructor. Awakening our innate senses through conscious hunting and gathering. Courses.

Orion The Hunters Institute

http://www.huntright.org/ 

Hunting Ethics, The Orion Institute is developing programs that address: the hunter's tradition as conservationist, hunter ethics, and the preservation of resources essential to an ethical hunting environment

National Shooting Sports Foundation

http://www.nssf.org/index.cfm

Safety, Education, Conservation, Links to many hunting/shooting organizations

NRA Women’s Programs

http://women.nra.org/

Hunting and Instruction programs . Hunting excursions

Where to Shoot

http://wheretoshoot.org/

Links to ranges and clubs

Women Hunters

http://www.womenhunters.com/

Website for women hunters

Women’s Outdoor News

http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/#

Online hunting and fishing site for women.

National Wild Turkey Foundation – Women in the Outdoors

https://www.nwtf.org/about/hunting-heritage/wito

Program for women hunters. Events.

Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association

http://www.wsrpa.net/wsrpa/index.php

Events. Listing of clubs and ranges.


National

 

Bureau of Land Management

http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation.1.html

Descriptions/maps of BLM recreation sites.

Who to contact to hunt/shoot on BLM land.

US Forest Service

http://www.fs.fed.us/

National Forests in WA state

http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/map/state_list.shtml#Washington

 

 

Maps, brochures, current conditions, passes/permits

National Park Service

www.nps.gov/washington

National Parks in WA state

http://www.nps.gov/state/wa/ 

 

Operating hours, fees, reservations, maps, lodging, campgrounds, trail and road conditions, brochures, things to do. Volunteer opportunities.

RECREATION.gov

http://www.recreation.gov/

Reservation system for national park campgrounds, tours, wilderness permits

 

 
Washington State

 

WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

www.wdfw.wa.gov

WOW Sponsor. Fishing/Hunting regulations and info, licensing. Wildlife science and viewing. Education

WA Dept. of Transportation

www.dot.wa.gov

Traffic conditions. Ferry schedules. Licensing.  Maps

Washington Department of Natural Resources

www.dnr.wa.gov

Maps. Trail and campground conditions.

 

Washington State Parks

www.parks.wa.gov

Reservations. Information on parks. Education programs. Events. Boating Program. Winter Recreation. Volunteer Opportunities. No Child Left Inside.

Washington Department of Ecology

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/pubs/89030/index.html

Wetland Walks.


Washington City and County

 

City of Seattle Parks

http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/

Camp Long. Environmental Education. Trails. Maps.

King County Parks

http://www.kingcounty.gov/services/parks-recreation/parks.aspx

Trails. Maps. Camping.

Thurston County Regional Trails

http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/parks/

Trail Maps

Spokane County Parks

https://www.spokanecounty.org/1130/Parks-Recreation-Golf

Campgrounds, Trail Maps, Off Road Vehicle Park, Boat Launch, Mountain Biking Trails, Fishing, Rock Climbing

Pierce County Parks

http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/abtus/ourorg/parks/parks.htm

Trail Maps

Tacoma City Parks

http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/

Trails, Northwest Trek Wldlife Park, Nature Center

Snohomish County Parks

http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/200/Parks-Recreation

Trails, Boat Launches, Campgrounds, Marine Water Trail, Fishing, Birdwatching

Skagit County Parks

http://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/ParksandRecreation/main.htm

Trails, Fishing, Campgrounds

Clallam County Parks

http://www.clallam.net/CountyParks/

Campgrounds. Trails. Maps

Whatcom County Parks

http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/parks/index.jsp

Campgrounds. Trails. Rifle range. Cabins. Maps.

Pacific County Outdoor Activities

http://willapaharbor.org/what-to-do/regional-attractions/parks/

Campgrounds. Trails. Fishing. Bird watching.

Chelan County PUD Parks

https://www.chelanpud.org/parks-and-recreation

Fishing. Boating.

Clark County Parks

https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/parks-and-trails

Trails.Fishing. Wildlife Viewing. Gun Range.

Ferry County Parks

http://www.ferrycounty.com/

Trails. Fishing. Campgrounds.

Kitsap County Parks

http://www.kitsapgov.com/parks/

Trails. Wildlife Watching

Pend Oreille County Parks

http://pendoreilleco.org/your-government/parks-and-recreation/

Trails. Camping.

Whitman County Parks

http://www.whitmancounty.org/ssi.aspx?ssid=81

Trails. Wildlife viewing. Campground. Fishing

City of Vancouver Parks

http://www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/parks-trails

Trails. Wildlife watching.

Island County Parks

https://www.islandcountywa.gov/PublicWorks/Parks/Pages/Home.aspx

Clamming. Campground. Fishing. Trails.

Mason County Parks and Trails

http://www.co.mason.wa.us/forms/parks/parks_brochure.pdf

Trails, Boat launches, Shellfishing,

Yakima County Parks

http://www.yakimacounty.us/767/Yakima-County-Parks

Shooting Park

Cowlitz County Parks

http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/Index.aspx?NID=1531

Campground, Fishing, Trails,

Jefferson County Parks

http://www.countyrec.com/info/

Campgrounds, Trails, Aquatic parks

Okanagan Country

http://www.okanogancountry.com/recreation-and-adventure/

Trails, Boat launches, Campgrounds

San Juan County Parks

http://www.sanjuanco.com/Parks/default.aspx

Campgrounds, Marine Trail System, Trails, Boat Launches

Tacoma Power and Light

https://www.mytpu.org/tacomapower/parks-recreation/

Parks, Campgrounds, Fishing, Boating


Miscellaneous

 

Outdoors for All Foundation

http://www.outdoorsforall.org/

Outdoors for All offers a variety of on-snow AND off-snow recreational activities for children and adults with disabilities.

Volunteer opportunities.

Mountaineer Books

http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/

Catalog of outdoor books.

Filson

http://www.filson.com/home/index.jsp

WOW Donor. Outdoor clothing.

REI

www.rei.com

WOW Donor. Outdoor gear and clothing. Events.

Meetup

http://www.meetup.com/

A website of groups that meet for all kinds of activities, e.g. hiking, backpacking, fishing, archery, kayaking, women only.

Outdoors Afro

http://www.outdoorafro.com/

Where nature and black people meet.

Seattle chapter info available on Facebook.

Latino Outdoors

http://latinooutdoors.org/

Seattle Chapter contact info.

 

 

Other Northwest Outdoor Training Opportunities for Women:
 

 

Camp Long is one of Seattle's best kept secrets. Located in West Seattle, this 68-acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb and learn about natural history. Visit the web site at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/camplong.htm or call (206) 684-4075.

 

Earthwalk Northwest offers programs focusing on earth awareness and primitive learning skills such as bow making, fire by friction and wild edibles. Call (425) 746-7267 or visit the web site at www.earthwalknorthwest.com.

 

High-Country Outfitters has several exciting programs for the summer and fall seasons. Summer activities include day rides, overnights, 3-5 day pack trips and parent-camper rides and overnights. In the fall, you can look forward to day rides and overnights, as well as working cattle, hunting drop camps and horsemanship clinics. Call 1-888-235-0111 or visit the web site at  www.highcountry-outfitters.com.

 

North Cascades Institute encourages exploration, reflection and stewardship through immersion in the outdoors. It offers seminars and retreats on birds, fish, wildlife, geology, astronomy, history, native plants, traditional crafts and more. They also offer summer youth programs for girls. For more information, call (360) 856-5700 ext. 209 or visit their web site at www.ncascades.org.

 

Olympic Park Institute works in partnership with Olympic National Park and is located on scenic Lake Crescent. It is a campus of Yosemite National Institutes, dedicated to providing education adventures in nature's classroom. For more information, call (360) 928-3720.

 

Wilderness Awareness School's dynamic programs combine ancient and modern ecological wisdom, and empower people of all ages to become stewards, mentors and leaders. Their programs include tracking expeditions, mentoring workshops, a residential program, home-study courses, numerous youth programs, and more. For more information, visit their web site at www.WildernessAwareness.org or call (425) 788-1301.

 

 

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