Benefits of Membership

Become a member of North Cascades Institute today!

You’ll help to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education and receive membership discounts and other benefits in all North Cascades National Park visitor stores and other national park stores.

North Cascades Institute partners with North Cascades National Park to offer people of all ages the opportunity to get outdoors to learn about and enjoy nature. We operate six retail outlets in and around North Cascades National Park, including stores in the North Cascades National Park headquarters in Sedro-Woolley, the Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount, the National Park Visitor Center in Newhalem, the Skagit Information Center in Newhalem, the Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin, and at the Environmental Learning Center at Diablo Lake.

At all of these diverse locations, you’ll find books, maps, passes, trail guides, gifts, educational toys for kids, posters, postcards and other resources to help you explore the North Cascades. And you’ll be shopping for a good cause, too: your purchases will help fund Institute education programs for young people on national park and public forest lands.

There are a variety of membership levels – choose the one that’s right for you and sign up right away to start receiving all the benefits. Proceeds from sales and memberships help support youth education programs in our national park and on our public forest lands.

Individual $35

• One membership card;
• 15% discount on most retail items in all store locations (discount policies posted at retail sites);
• 25% discount on first purchase (single item) when joining in the store;
• Reciprocal discounts in other participating national park stores;
• Subscription to Institute’s monthly eNews;
• Subscription to the Institute’s program publication;
• Discount on specified Institute classes ($10 per class per member) and early announcements about classes;
• Helping to educate youth about nature in North Cascades National Park.

Family $50

• All Individual benefits;
• Two membership cards.

Steward $100

• All Family benefits;
• Institute decal announcing your support for America’s wild places.

Business/Corporate $250

• All Steward benefits;
• A certificate to post in member business office announcing your support of North Cascades Institute;
• Recognition in the Institute’s annual report.

Benefactor $500

• All Steward benefits;
• Special gift upon purchase of membership;
• Invitation to annual donor event.

Become a member today -- go to the donation page, fill out your information, and type “membership” in the notes field; download, fill out and mail in the PDF signup form; or call us at (360) 854-2599.


big_quotation_mark.pngKids have to learn where they come from… emmas-storyIf we understand what we have here, in this place, we know that we have to take care of it. Making decisions about environmental sustainability makes sense once you’ve fallen in love with the place.”

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