South Sound: Crown Jewel Wilderness the N. Cascades Natl. Park - Olympia

South Sound
January 8, 2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Lauren Danner, Ph.D. presents Crown Jewel Wilderness, the North Cascades National Park Just in time to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the North Cascades National Park, this talk will  chronicle the park’s creation. The remote, rugged and stunningly beautiful north Cascade peaks have been protected from development for generations to come.

Lauren Danner, PhD, is a writer and historian based in Olympia, Washington. She focuses on public  lands policy, Pacific Northwest and environmental history, and outdoor recreation. A former college professor, museum director and Washington State field coordinator for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial, she now writes at

Location information

Lord Mansion (Capitol Museum Coach House)

Olympia 98501
211 21st Avenue SW

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2018 Study Weekend
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May 4-6, 2018

The Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters are preparing an amazing Study Weekend event in the Klickitat County area of Washington, including the Columbia Gorge and the heart of the Cascades Mountains.  25 hikes, 2 Key Note speakers and workshops including how to use the new Plant List Database, and more will be a part of this year’s event. Photo by Don Hardin. View updates on registration.

2018 Workshop:
Knowing Your Grasses

June 27, 28, 29, 2018;
Wed & Thur 9-5PM; Fri 9-1PM

University of Washington - Hitchcock Hall, Seattle

"Knowing Your Grasses" is critical to many fields of science and practice, including wetland identification and delineation, ecosystem restoration, erosion control, and interpretation of natural history. Beautiful and diverse, grasses are globally important in many ways. WNPS proudly partners with  the UW Herbarium at the Burke Museum to offer this grass identification workshop.  
Photo:  Arrhenatherum elatius by Fred Weinmann