Reading: North Cascades NP, 50 Years of Wilderness

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Group: REI Bellevue

When: Wednesday, May 23, 6-7:30 pm

Where: REI Bellevue, Bellevue, WA

Cost: Free (registration required)

Details: Politics and environmental activism shaped North Cascades National Park out of some of the wildest, most remote country in the United States. The wilderness movement of the 1950s and 1960s influenced the park's creation, and the North Cascades is a window into the birth of the modern environmental movement. The story of North Cascades National Park reminds us that national parks are not only scenic landscapes of national significance, but political entities, created through negotiation and compromise. At a time when public lands are again the center of political debate about their use and value, the story of North Cascades National Park offers a timely and relevant model for resolving disputes about federal land use. Join Olympia author Lauren Danner as she discusses her book, "Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park."

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