Harvest Dinner 2018: Crown Jewel Wilderness

Harvest Dinner 2018: Crown Jewel Wilderness

Harvest Dinner 2018: Crown Jewel Wilderness

Event Details

When
Oct 06, 2018 04:00 PM to
Oct 07, 2018 12:00 PM
Where
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructor
Institute staff
Triple Accommodations
$125.00
Double Accommodations
$150.00
Single Accommodations
$225.00
Cost with no Lodging
$50.00
Tuition Includes
Harvest Dinner, presentation, overnight accommodations in our guest lodges and breakfast
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Celebrate the arrival of autumn with a special harvest dinner in our lakeside dining hall on Diablo Lake, a fascinating presentation on the creation of North Cascades National Park and comfortable overnight accommodations at our Environmental Learning Center on the shores of Diablo Lake!

Harvest Dinner 2018
Join us for a special feast featuring the bounty of the local harvest. Our chef will prepare a dinner showcasing the flavors of our regional foodshed — with an emphasis on local growers and producers in Skagit and Whatcom counties — while our bar will serve local microbrews and wine to compliment the palette of autumnal flavors.

After dinner, we'll enjoy an intimate evening presentation with historian Lauren Danner, author of Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park. The North Cascades National Park Service Complex celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, and her new book offers the first comprehensive account of its creation—a narrative that involves more than a decade of grassroots activism and political maneuvering.

Politics and the midcentury wilderness movement shaped North Cascades National Park out of some of the wildest, most remote mountain country in the United States.The North Cascades is both a window into the birth of the modern environmental movement in the Pacific Northwest and a reminder that national parks are not only scenic landscapes of national significance, but political entities created through negotiation and compromise. The first park created expressly to preserve wilderness after the 1964 Wilderness Act, its most scenic and pristine areas were preserved without roads or other recreational development, enhancing its crown jewel image. 

The North Cascades story includes the unprecedented turn of events that left the National Park Service and United States Forest Service, agencies that often clashed over land management objectives, working side by side. The park’s 50th anniversary this year is the perfect opportunity to explore this story and look to the future of Washington state’s third crown jewel national park.

Harvest Dinner at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center

Your registration includes the Harvest Dinner, presentation, overnight accommodations in our guest lodges and breakfast the next morning. Commuter option featuring dinner and presentation is available for $50.

The Harvest Dinner sells out every year, so don't delay!