‘The Wild Cascades’ Journal


Summer 2019Click on the cover image above to open the current issue in PDF format.

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In this issue:

  • President’s report — Phil Fenner
  • Just in time for mining threats on the Skagit River, a forthcoming book looks at Glacier Peak open pit mining battle
  • Major Nooksack logging and rec project on hold
  • Motorized suction dredging — Update — David Fluharty
  • Welcome, staff and alums of North Cascades Institute
  • The corvid’s eye
  • Stopping a quarry in the heart of the Skagit — Andrea Weiser
  • Let the River Sing poster to benefit stop the Marblemount quarry
  • Mining: A problematic legacy
  • On the road again: an update of recent N3C actions
  • Marveling at the marbled murrelet — Marwa Mahmoud, Karly Lampard and Willow Ranisavljevic
  • Motorized access isn’t everything: the N3C stance on roads
  • Road success stories & Roadless Rules!
  • Low Ross Lake levels a bad sign for Northwest water — Matt Ferrell
  • Things are looking up! NPS submits a North Cascades dark sky study request to SCL
  • N3C membership application

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 up to 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