‘The Wild Cascades’ Journal


Winter 2019

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In this issue:

President’s report — Tom Hammond
N3C leadership changes
A quick hello from the new president — Phil Fenner
Changes at Darrington
Seismic monitoring at Glacier Peak and Mt. Baker
Skagit River appears on USPS stamp
N3C Actions — June 2018 to February 2019
A year’s progress at Liberty Bell — Ed Henderson
Support Morningstar Trust Land Transfer — Fayette Krause
Yakima Plan authorization passes U.S. Senate in omnibus bill
N3C comments on Baker Lake road-to-trail project
Icicle Work Group issues Final Programmatic EIS
Join Canadians to help save the B.C. Skagit watershed
Forest Service five-year review of Holden Mine remediation site
Aquatic mining:  It sucks! — Dave Fluharty
Tide turning against low-power hydro? — Rick McGuire
What is NWCC?
New round of relicensing for the Seattle City Light Skagit River Project  — David Fluharty
Enloe Dam stopped
Another hydro scandal in British Columbia

The Wild Cascades is the premier journal of the North Cascades, featuring its people, places and politics – lively and unafraid to challenge the status quo. Published three times a year, it shares its name with the book The Wild Cascades: Forgotten Parkland, a Sierra Club Exhibit Format book by NCCC leader Harvey Manning, published in 1964, that was instrumental in the creation of North Cascades National Park. We carry on the vigilant effort to defend the North Cascades, and invite you to read issues of our journal online in PDF format – just click on the current issue cover above to open it! Want to receive your own copy of each current issue of TWC as soon as it’s published? If you’re not already a member,  join NCCC! – a subscription is included with your membership dues. (Online issues appear several weeks after members receive their copies.) You can write to our editor at: wildcascades@northcascades.org We welcome submissions!

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TWC pre-2001-B

In celebration of our 60th year, we’ve digitized many back issues! Click HERE to view PDF back issues of our journal online. Back issues are hosted by NPShistory.com and include many dating back to our founding.

The Wild Cascades journal began in 1961, following NCCC News which began publication with NCCC’s founding in 1957. A quick history of TWC is in our Spring 2011 issue starting on p. 12.

Also, we’ve scanned articles Joe Miller wrote for early issues of TWC under the pen name ‘The Kaopectate Kid’ from 1969–1979, and they’re available in a special collection on our From The Archives page. Joe’s story of the restoration of Cascade Pass from the October 1991 issue is here