The first event in our slate of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the North Cascades National Park Service, this weekend will feature a special dinner highlighting local foods of the Skagit Valley, an evening presentation by North Cascades National Park wildlife biologist Roger Christophersen, overnight lodging, breakfast and a naturalist-led outdoor exploration in the Diablo Lake neighborhood.

Are you curious about the elusive wildlife roaming the North Cascades? Come learn about historical and current wildlife research and monitoring projects with Roger Christophersen. Roger works on the frontlines in monitoring wildlife in the park — including wolves, bears, pikas, marmots and wolverines — and he’s going to share with us stories, photographs and data that show how these populations are doing, their successes as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

As a bonus add-on, Roger will be leading an easy hike to a selection of his study sites and wildlife cams in the Thunder Creek watershed ~ an awesome opportunity to see wildlife science in action!

Questions? Call us at (360) 854-2599 or email

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
1940 Diablo Dam Rd, Diablo, WA