A Wilderness Puzzle: The Creation of North Cascades National Park

A Wilderness Puzzle: The Creation of North Cascades National Park

A Wilderness Puzzle: The Creation of North Cascades National Park

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Oct 06, 2021 from 05:30 PM to 06:45 PM
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Look at a map of the North Cascades and you’ll see a jigsaw puzzle of land designations and labels. How did one of the most remote, wild regions in the contiguous United States come to be carved up into these disparate pieces? And why is North Cascades National Park among the least visited in the country?

The answer is a tale of politics, passion, and people. The park jump-started the modern environmental movement in the Pacific Northwest and influenced the wilderness preservation nationally, forcing federal public lands agencies to change how they managed our national parks and forests. North Cascades is a reminder that national parks are not only scenic landscapes of national significance, but political entities, created through negotiation and compromise.

Lauren Danner traces the fascinating narrative of Washington state’s third crown jewel national park.