Since 1957, NCCC has worked to protect and preserve the North Cascades’ lands, waters, plants, and wildlife through public participation and legal channels. We actively support expanding the North Cascades National Park, establishing new Wilderness Areas, protecting wildlife, promoting environmentally sound recreational use in wild areas, and protecting old-growth trees. We take action to stop damaging timber sales, while supporting responsible forest management and protecting forestlands from conversion to non-forest uses. We are an independent, all-volunteer organization whose work is carried out by our board and 400 members. We accept donations but no sponsorships, in order to maintain our independence.