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 Washington Outdoor Women Online Resource Guide

 

Conservation

 

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

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 American 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.

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed
http://www.cedarriver.org/

Conservation, Cedar River Watershed  Education Center, Volunteer Opportunities.

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
http://www.palisadesnw.com/

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 

Conservation.

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

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

Backpacking/Hiking

 

ABC-of-Hiking
http://www.abc-of-hiking.com/

Articles on Backpacking Basics, Techniques, Equipment Overviews, Safety

American Hiking Society
http://www.americanhiking.org

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

The Backpacker.com
http://www.thebackpacker.com/

Trail and gear reviews. Tips and How-to’s

Pacific Crest Trail
http://www.pcta.org/index.asp

Trail maps/conditions. Membership Info.

Chinook Trail Association
http://www.chinooktrail.org/

300-mile recreational loop trail loop encircling the Columbia River Gorge. Maps/descriptions. Membership Info.

American  Trails
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.

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

Dutch Oven & Campfire Cooking

 

Camping food and Dutch Oven Recipes
http://www.scoutorama.com/recipe/

Recipes

Lodge Mfg.
http://www.lodgemfg.com/recipe.asp

Recipes

Education

 

Earthwalk Northwest
www.earthwalknorthwest.com

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

Olympic Park Institute
http://www.yni.org/opi/

Adult Education. Wilderness Medicine.

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.ph 

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)

Passages Northwest
http://www.passagesnw.org/

Educating and motivating women and girls to develop leadership and courage. Volunteer opportunities.

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

Fishing

 

Federation of Fly Fishers
www.fedflyfishers.org

Education. Conservation. Membership Info.

Future Fisherman Foundation
www.futurefisherman.or 

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

Northwest Women Fly fishers
http://www.northwestwomenflyfishers.com/

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

GPS/Geocoaching/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

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

 

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://www.nrahq.org/women/index.asp

Hunting and Instruction Programs . Hunting excursions

Woman Hunter
http://www.thewomanhunter.com/index.php

Hunting Magazine for Women. Product reviews. Recipes. Events

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

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 permit 

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.go 

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.metrokc.gov/parks/

Trails. Maps. Camping.

Thurston County Regional Trails
http://www.trpc.org/programs/transportation/
regional+planning/regionaltrailsplan.htm

Trail Maps

Spokane County Parks
http://www.spokanecounty.org/parks/parks.htm

Campgrounds, Trails, 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 Wildlife Park, Nature Center

Snohomish County Parks
http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/
Departments/Parks/Activities_Programs/

Trails, Boat Launches, Campgrounds, Marine Water Trail, Fishing, Bird watching

Skagit County Parks
http://www.skagitcounty.net/Common/
Asp/Default.asp?d=ParksAndRecreation
&c=General&p=facilities.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://www.visit.willapabay.org/pages/todo.html

Campgrounds. Trails. Fishing. Bird watching.

Chelan County Parks
http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/wrp/wrp_main.htm

Campground. Cabins

Clark County Parks
http://www.co.clark.wa.us/parks/index.html

Trails. Fishing. Wildlife Viewing. Gun Range.

Ferry County Parks
http://www.ferrycounty.com/
lakes_parks/index.html

Trails. Fishing. Campgrounds.

Kitsap County Outdoor Activities
http://www.visitkitsap.com/default.asp

Trails. Wildlife Watching

Pend Oreille County Park Trails
http://w.co.pend-oreille.wa.us/COMPPLAN/PARKWINTER.PDF

Trail Map

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

Trails. Wildlife viewing. Campground. Fishing

City of Vancouver Parks
http://www.ci.vancouver.wa.us/parks-
recreation/parks_trails/trails/trailmaps.htm

Trails. Wildlife watching.

Island County Parks
http://www.islandcounty.net/
planning/parks/ParkLocations.htm

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.co.yakima.wa.us/
publicservices/Parks.htm

Shooting Park

Cowlitz County Parks
http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/
Maintenance/parks/index.htm

Campground, Fishing, Trails,

Jefferson County Parks
http://www.myrecdept.com/
wa/porttownsend/default2.asp

Campgrounds, Trails, Aquatic parks

Okanagan County Parks
http://ncwportal.com/okanogan/parks

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
http://www.tacomapower.com/
parksandpower/Default.htm

Parks, Campgrounds, Fishing, Boating

Chelan County Public Utility District
http://www.chelanpud.org/parks.html

Parks, Campgrounds, Hiking

Outdoor Activities/Equipment

 

GORP.com
http://gorp.away.com/index.html

Destination Guides, Activity Guides, Parks/Forests/Preserves, City Guides, Outdoor Gear Reviews and Articles, Adventure Vacations, Campgrounds

Outdoors for All
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.

 

 

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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