Working Together to Protect the Olympic Peninsula.
MISSION To ensure the ecosystem of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State is preserved, Protect Olympic Peninsula is unifying voices to protect the Olympic National Forest and surrounding regions. We adhere to the belief that the decisions we make today create the future we grow tomorrow.
ABOUT Established October 2014 as a Facebook Page, Protect Olympic Peninsula (POP) formed in response to the US Navy’s proposal for Electronic War Training on the Olympic Peninsula. The proposal would have great impact on the Olympic National Forest, Olympic National Park and surrounding communities. In a collaborative partnership of shared vision, POP connects a network of environmental groups, activists, and coalitions.
WE ARE HERE. The Olympic Peninsula is located in the northwest corner of Washington State, United States. Its ecological diversity includes temperate rain forest, freshwater rivers and lakes, the Olympic Mountain Range, coastal lands, the Pacific Ocean, and an intricately connected biological network which is home to many species, both threatened and endangered. Contained within the region is The Olympic National Park, the Olympic National Forest, indigenous tribal settlements, farms and orchards, sea ports, and a variety of unique communities. The Olympic Peninsula is recognized internationally as a popular tourist destination for its unprecedented natural beauty. The Olympic National Park is registered as an UNESCO World Heritage site, with over 3 million visitors each year.
“Wildness reminds us what it means to be human; what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”Terry Tempest Williams