Cover

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

General Introduction


Notes

Impressions of the North Cascades
Essays about a Northwest Landscape


Table of Contents

Cover

Acknowledgments

General Introduction

Part I: Landscapes of Memory

Introduction to Part I
Ancient Aires and Rock Romancing, Scott Babcock
Keepers of the Beat, Jon L. Riedel
Who Walks on the Ground, Bob Mierendorf
A Home for the Spirits: An Interview with Vi Hilbert
My Place in the Mountains, Jim Harris

Part II: Landscapes of Experience

Introduction to Part II
Beaver Is Greedy, Charles Luckmann
Cascade River: 1974-1996, Bob Keller
Finding My Way Home, Wendy Walker
The Biggest Fence in the West, Jeanne Hardy & Jeff Hardy
Vignettes from a Field Journal, Libby Mills
Window in the Storm: A North Cascades Memoir, Tim McNulty

Part III: Landscapes of Vision

Introduction to Part III
Songs of Green Mountains: A Naturalist's View of the North Cascades, Saul Weisberg
Sitec and Tomorrow in the North Cascades, Scott Brennan
Landscape of Potential, Mitch Friedman
Wild Speculations, John C. Miles

Notes



To the Memory and Unfinished Work of
WILLIAM LESTER
1942—1996

Park ranger, pioneer of the northwest revegetation, friend, mentor, husband, father, and uncompromising champion of wilderness and wilderness management.

Touch the wilderness gently...
and leave it better than you found it.



North Cascades Institute

All royalties from the sale of Impressions of the North Cascades are donated to North Cascades Institute, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to celebrating the natural and cultural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

From a dream born around a backcountry campfire by a group of naturalists and educators, North Cascades Institute has grown to be one of the preeminent environmental educational programs in North America. Since 1986 the institute has nurtured a sense of wonder and place through powerful field-based learning experiences for children and adults.

North Cascades Institute
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Programs include:
Natural History Seminars • Watershed Education • Mountain School Elderhostel • Summer Mountain Camp • School Programs • Custom Workshops • Research • Educational Materials • Teacher Training

2105 State Route 20, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-9394
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About the Author

John Miles has taught environmental studies at Western Washington University for twenty-five years, serving as dean of the Huxley College of Environmental Studies for eight years. He is a current member of the Washington Forest Practices Board, an executive editor of The Journal of Environmental Education, and editor of Adventure Education. An avid outdoorsman, Miles has traveled the North Cascades for nearly thirty years, climbing to many summits, serving for a decade in mountain rescue, and chairing the board of the North Cascades Institute. He is the author of Komo Kulshan: The Story of Baker and Guardian of the Parks: The History of the National Parks and Conservation Association. He lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Dale Hamilton has carried his sketchbook into the mountains for over twenty years, recording his impressions of the landscape he has come to know intimately. He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service and for Western Washington University, and has shown his work in various galleries over the years. He lives with his wife, Sheena, in White Rock, B.C.

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