So I was as surprised as anyone when the stars aligned one July afternoon in 2014 while I was taking a lunch break with my two companions --my husband and field partner, Robert, and a friend--next to a sublime alpine lake near North Cascades National Park
. We had been out there alone for days deploying wildlife cameras; there was still too much snow in the shadows for most summer-loving campers.
The bears fulfill an important ecological role, so bolstering the population in North Cascades National Park
and surrounding areas would benefit the whole ecosystem, said Rob Smith, NPCA's regional director for the Northwest region.
"For a long time I listened to the nay-sayers who told me that North Cascades National Park
wasn't at all wheelchair-accessible," explains Harrington.
Crown Jewel Wilderness; Creating North Cascades National Park
We performed newly commissioned works at National Parks and other sites of historic interest, like the summit of Hawksbill Mountain in Shenandoah National Park, thirty stories underground in Mammoth Cave National Park, at campgrounds and visitor centers overlooking craggy mountains in North Cascades National Park
and rolling peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains, in the shadow of iconic Mount Rainier at Sunrise and Paradise, and nestled among the trees in the Hall of Mosses in the Hoh Rainforest of Olympic National Park.
The places surveyed are Olympic National Park, a place of temperate rain forests, waterfalls, and hiking trails; San Juan Island National Historical Park, a preserved slice of what "Oregon Territory" used to be like; Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, where rural farming and fishing are still practiced; Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a place that beckons explorers and modern-day warriors; Whitman Mission National Historic Site, which commemorates the turning point of westward expansion in America's history; and North Cascades National Park
Service Complex, a breathtaking hiker's paradise filled with waterfalls, glaciers, and mountain peaks.
Washington, Shawwal 18, 1435, August 14, 2014, SPA -- Overnight thunderstorms dampened wildfires in North Cascades National Park
in Washington State, but lightning threatened to spark more fire in the coming dry weather forecast.
Fish and Wildlife Service's (Service) Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office in Leavenworth, the trio developed a comprehensive plan to completely restore habitat in a degraded spring near North Cascades National Park
. Hancock Spring is a small, but locally rare wetland approximately 19 acres (9 hectares) in size--equivalent to 18 football fields--that they believed had great potential habitat for fish and wildlife, including the endangered Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and threatened steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
A 44-year old male and an adult male hiking partner attempted a day hike to the summit of Cascade Pass in North Cascades National Park
(State of Washington).
His photographs have also appeared on the ABC and NBC television networks and in materials used by North Cascades National Park
, Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and Defenders of Wildlife.
ABSTRACT--We used avian point-count data collected from 4030 survey stations at Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park
Complex, and Olympic National Park between 2001 and 2004 to describe observed elevation ranges of 74 bird species in the parks.
The North Cascades Institute of Bellingham received a $5,000 grant from REI to connect students to the diverse ecosystems and communities of North Cascades National Park
through outdoor hands-on, experiential-based education.