• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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Science Abstracts

Mount Rainier National Park
Natural & Cultural Resources Division

100th Anniversary Symposium
Abstract of Presentations
The 1999 Annual Meeting of the Northwest Scientific Association was held in Tacoma, Washington, March 24-27, 1999. The theme, A Century of Resource Stewardship and Beyond: Mount Rainier National Park 100th Anniversary Symposium, focused on scientific research on various parts of the park. This web site presents abstracts of papers which focused primarily on Mount Rainier National Park. Some papers are included in their entirety.

Did You Know?

Mount Rainier reflects in a subalpine tarn in Klapatche Park.

Over 97% of Mount Rainier National Park was designated Wilderness by the Washington Wilderness Act of 1988. This act also designated Wilderness in Olympic and North Cascades National Parks. More...