Lauren Danner

Olympia-based writer and historian Lauren Danner’s book , Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park, (Washington State University Press), chronicles the creation of the North Cascades National Park nearly 50 years ago. The North Cascades range benefited from geographic isolation that shielded its mountains from extensive resource extraction and development. Efforts to establish a park began as early as 1892, but as the environmental movement matured, a 1950s Glacier Peak study mobilized conservationists to seek establishment of a national park that prioritized wilderness.

“Lauren Danner’s engaging treatise on the North Cascade Mountain Range provides a window into the history federal land management and its impact on the West in the twentieth-century.…A highly readable book for those interested in how America’s federal landscape is shaped.” —Lincoln Bramwell, PhD, Chief Historian, Forest Service Washington Office.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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