Cascades

Washington Public Lands
5:26 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Congress Set to Pass Public Lands Bills

Hiker on Alpine Lake trail in Sawtooth Wilderness
Credit Miguel Vieira / Flickr

If you enjoy hiking in the pristine Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington's Cascade mountains, then a package of bills moving through Congress applies to you.

They'll make sure you can continue visiting for years and years to come. The Alpine Lakes area is actually one of dozens across the country affected by this package of bills. Senator Patty Murray says these lands are crucial.

"Designating these will make sure that they are managed and protected into the future and can't be sold of or used in ways that don't allow the public to use them," Murray said.

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Alpine Frog
7:45 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Tracking An Alpine Frog That "Chuckles" And Beeps For Climate Change Research

Cascade Frog
Credit Greg Schechte, GregTheBusker

Way up in the mountains of the Northwest you’ll find a little amphibian known as the Cascades Frog. This frog thrives in alpine wetlands, which are dependent on snowmelt. But snowpacks are decreasing across the West. And scientists are trying to figure out how the frogs will adapt to their shrinking habitat. And they’re using some pretty interesting research methods to do that.

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Warmer Winters
4:39 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Study: Climate Changes Hurts Winter Tourism

In years with less snow, roughly one-third fewer skiers visited resorts in the Pacific Northwest.
Credit Goleh / Wikimedia Commons

Warmer winters caused by climate change could make it more difficult to operate ski resorts in the Northwest. That’s according to a new study.

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Effects Of Climate Change
5:27 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Study Shows Climate Change Filling Cascade Meadow with Trees

Trees are invading some grassy alpine meadows in the Cascades.
Credit EncMstr / Wikimedia Commons

A new study from Oregon State University shows that declining snowpack is allowing trees to invade some grassy alpine meadows in the Cascades.

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Influential Tax Activist Dies
4:56 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Prominent Oregon Property Tax Activist Dies

A prominent outspoken Oregon anti-tax tax activist has died of a suspected heart attack. 74-year-old Don McIntire was found Friday morning in his Gresham home.

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Progress On Washington Wildfires
4:09 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Central Wash. Fire Crews Begin To Head Home

Crews are beginning to head home from the biggest wildfires in central Washington.
Michael Pennavaria InciWeb

Crews are beginning to head home from the biggest wildfires that have been burning for the last two weeks in central Washington. But there are still more than 4,000 people working to contain the blazes on the east slopes of the Washington Cascades. That’s down about 800 from the peak workforce last weekend.

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