A debate over whether the wolverine needs Endangered Species Act protection has prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend its deadline for making the decision on that question.
North Cascades National Park
A climber heading down after summiting Forbidden Peak in North Cascades National Park was killed when he was hit by a falling rock that knocked him about 300 feet further down the mountain.
It won't happen overnight, but progress is being made in removing the mud and muck that swept into Stehekin at North Cascades National Park a week ago. Still, some vehicles covered by the mud-and-rock slide might not be recoverable before snow flies.
Unless things change, it will take centuries for many national parks to have truly clean air, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, which wants the Obama administration to close loopholes that stand in the way of improving air quality.
Saul Weisberg, co-founder and executive director of North Cascades Institute, has been recognized for his national and regional leadership with two professional awards: The Association of Nature Center Administrators’ 2013 Nature Center Leadership Award and Re Sources’ 2013 Environmental Heroes Award.
They've been shoveling mud this weekend at Stehekin in North Cascades National Park, where a potent storm spawned a mudslide that inundated parts of the lake-side community.
Around The Parks: Fishers In North Cascades And Mount Rainier, Yosemite Youth Programs, Glacier Conservancy Gets CEO
Fisher recovery programs at North Cascades and Mount Rainier national parks, youth programs at Yosemite National Park, and the Glacier National Park Conservancy are among the news items from around the National Park System this week.
Glaciers are the master craftsmen of mountains. Down through the centuries their massive weight grinds down and rearranges the face of mountains. Glaciologist Jon Riedel takes a look at these rivers of ice, and their impact on the landscapes of North Cascades and Mount Rainier national parks, in this captivating video.
Help Yellowstone Park Foundation, North Cascades Institute, Land Thousands Of Dollars For Youth Programs
Whether you prefer Yellowstone National Park, or North Cascades National Park, now is your chance to help fund teen programs in one of those two parks.
Where are some of the best backcountry campsites in the world (as well as the national parks)? Michael Lanza, Northwest editor of Backpacker Magazine, shares his thoughts on 25 of the best places to pitch your tent.