‘The Wild Cascades’ Journal


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Spring-Summer 2017


MBS meeting focuses on “temporary” Monte Cristo Road
Unpoached: Protecting the North Cascades — A utopia no more
Introducing new board member David Gladstone
Chelan meeting shows happy motoring dreams linger for Stehekin
Reader approval
A good burn: The South Fork Cascade River fire, 14 years later
Corvid’s eye
Whitebark pine: Jewel of the alpine
Earth Day 2017: Celebrating 60 years of N3C in North Cascades National Park
Remembering Charles Ehlert, 1937-2017
Mike Lowry: a remembrance
North Cascades Conservation Council celebrating 60 years
Of grizzly bears and big spaces
Last minute change to grizzly EIS comment
New clearcutting
What might have been: The Ice Peaks National Park proposal
The plight of the Cascade red fox
Yes, Hugh Jackman, there really are wolverines


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!

Tip for members: you’ll enjoy viewing all the photos in full color in the PDF file!


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.

Some back issues on paper are available from our archives on request (email philf@northcascades.org).