- National Parks Conservation Association
The Mission of the National Parks Conservation
Association (NPCA) is to protect and enhance America's National
Parks for present and future generations. They are windows to our
past, homes to some of our rarest plants and animal species, and
places where every American can go to find inspiration, peace, and
open space. At NPCA, we work every day to ensure our national parks
get the vital care and support they need.
Cascade Glacier Climate Project
This is one the most comprehensive studies of slope and alpine
glaciers in the world. Spanning 25 years Dr. Pelto and some 40
assistants have closely measured glaciers throughout the North
Cascades--gathering mass balance, longitudinal profiles and other
relevant facts annually. This is high resolution data, both in terms
of spatial considerations, as well as time.
- North Cascades Institute
North Cascades Institute seeks to inspire a closer
relationship with nature through direct experiences in the natural
world. Their mission is to conserve and restore Northwest
environments through education. Since 1986 the Institute has helped
connect people, nature and community through science, art,
literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history.
Their goal is to help people of all ages experience and enjoy the
mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific
Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place.
Cascades Environmental Learning Center
In 2005, North Cascades Institute opened North
Cascades Environmental Learning Center on the shores of Diablo Lake.
A partnership with the National Park Service and the City of
Seattle, the Learning Center is surrounded by millions of acres of
protected public lands. It is a hub of discovery into one of the
wildest, most biologically diverse landscapes in North America.
Learners of all ages come to explore and participate in innovative
programs that inspire and enrich their lives.
- Chuckanut Conservancy
The Chuckanut Conservancy is dedicated to the protection and
restoration of the unique wildlands in the Chuckanuts-to-Cascades
region of Northwest Washington. Based in Bellingham, the group is
working to secure protection for all or most of Blanchard Mountain,
a rare example of a large and relatively intact coastal forest.
Blanchard Mountain and the Chuckanut Range represent the largest
remaining block of maturing, publicly owned forest on the entire
eastern shore of the greater Puget Sound. The NCCC is actively
supporting this important work. To learn more about what makes this
place so unique, visit
A group of volunteers in Whatcom and Skagit counties is organizing
to protect new wilderness through public education, outreach and
mapping of the unprotected special places of the Mount Baker region.
Popular backcountry areas like Sauk Mountain, Church Mountain, Baker
River and many others were excluded from the 1984 Washington
Wilderness Act. It's time to remedy that, but saving these unspoiled
areas depends on your help and strong public support. For more,
Wilderness.net is an Internet-based tool connecting the natural
resource workforce, scientists, educators, and the public to their
wilderness heritage through ready access to wilderness information.
- North Cascades National Park
- Ross Lake National Recreation Area
- Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
- Stephen Mather Wilderness
- Glacier Peak Wilderness
- Pasayten Wilderness
- Mount Baker Wilderness
- Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness
- Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness
- Boulder River Wilderness -
- Henry M. Jackson Wilderness
- Wild Sky Wilderness
- Alpine Lakes Wilderness
- Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park (B.C.)
- Skagit Valley Provincial Park (B.C.)
- E. C. Manning Provincial Park (B.C.)
- Cascade Recreation Area (B.C.)
- Cathedral Provincial Park (B.C.)
- Snowy Protected Area (B.C.)