North Cascades Programs
- American Alps
As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of
the North Cascades National Park, it is time to address
critical areas that were left out of the original park.
Scenic landscapes, like those around Liberty Bell, Rainy
Pass, Snowy Lakes, Cutthroat Pass, and the Cascade River
were excluded from the park. Lowland wildlife habitats and
pristine rivers and streams remain outside park boundaries.
The North Cascades Conservation Council wants to
continue the legacy of conservation that inspired the North
Cascades National Park. We need your help to complete the
It is imperative that North Cascades Conservation
Council, its grassroots conservation partners, and other
conservation groups be in a position to take advantage of the
groundswell of public support for environmental protection. To that
end, NCCC is actively working on National Park and Wilderness
additions. The American
Alps Legacy Project is currently underway, and we are
working with partners across the conservation community to realize a
vision of North Cascades National Park with boundaries that are
based on watershed/ecology.
The North Cascades Conservation Council has created
the North Cascades Wildlife Action Network to enable concerned
citizens to speak out about grizzly bear and wolf conservation.
Network members advocated for policy changes, including letters to
elected officials promoting grizzly bear EIS funding and comments to
WDFW on the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.
- Forest & Watershed
NCCC has been working intensively to raise public
awareness of the importance of North Cascades forests through
numerous media articles. NCCC is also a founding member of, and
leading contributor to the "Washington Watershed Restoration
Initiative," (WWRI) which seeks to address the serious problems
presented by thousands of miles of crumbling logging roads on
National Forest lands in the Cascades.