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Support North Cascades Institute by purchasing the new book The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby, published by The Mountaineers Books!

Only $29.95 (plus tax, shipping and handling) (Total = 37.50 per book)

To place an order, contact us at (360) 854-2599 or or download the order form and mail it in!


In its colorful pages, Pulitzer Prize–winning author William Dietrich takes an imaginary hike through the region, explaining the rich natural and cultural history of the region while also examining future challenges facing this remote yet accessible ecosystem; Christian Martin profiles local folks who live, paint, write, study, recreate and educate in the North Cascades, including Fred Beckey, Saul Weisberg, Libby Mills, Bill Gaines, Molly Hashimoto and Ana Maria Spagna; prolific guidebook author Craig Romano offers routes to getting out and exploring the region, detailing day hikes, bicycle rides, paddling expeditions, ski outings, and car-camping options on both sides of the border.

Other elements of this one-of-a-kind book include excerpts from Gary Snyder's 1957 fire lookout journal, an inspirational foreword by Richard Louv, essays on native peoples, early explorers and pioneers of the North Cascades, a detailed conservation timeline and bibliography, lots of maps and — last but certainly not least — inspiring color photographs by the likes of Steph Abegg, Paul Bannick, Benj Drummond, John Scurlock, Andy Porter, John D'Onofrio, Brett Baunton, Paul Bannick, Ethan Welty, Art Wolfe and many other leading nature photographers.

Headed up Highway 20 for a day trip or a camping weekend? Looking for that perfect gift for your nature-loving loved ones? Stop by one of the North Cascades National Park bookstores and pick up a variety of items to help you, your family and friends explore and enjoy the outdoors. We carry helpful trail guides, natural history books, regional maps and field guides as well as new North Cascades National Park and North Cascades Institute merchandise including t-shirts, mugs, stickers, postcards and more. We've expanded our kid's selections too, so don't forget about the little ones in your life!

Bookstore locations:

Sedro-Woolley Park and Forest Information Center, 810 State Route 20
M-F, 9 am - 3 pm and Saturdays 11/29, 12/6 and 12/13. Closed Sundays.

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake
M-F, 8 am - 5 pm

Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin
Closed for the season

Newhalem Visitor Center at Newhalem Campground
Closed for the season

Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount
Closed for the season


North Cascades Institute has received its TENTH consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator!  LEARN MORE


"Retired National Park Service Ranger Gerry Cook chats with Youth Leadership Adventures participant Elizabeth during a stop in the Devil's Creek outflow into Ross Lake. Elizabeth, 16, grew up in a refugee camp in Thailand and didn't know English when she came to the U.S. five years ago. During her presentation, the softspoken young woman said she wanted to start a Burmese club at her school to help new immigrants learn about American culture."  —

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Add $37.50 to your donation today to receive your copy of The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby. Indicate your purchase in the "Notes or requests" box. Or download the order form here.

Saul Weisberg: Executive Director

big_quotation_mark.pngThis past year, we taught thousands of kids about this special place. Thanks to the donors we were able to reach out to children that would have otherwise not had the opportunity to experience the North Cascades.

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