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  • Roadway Ditch Maintenance Along Park Roads: Motorists May Encounter Delays

    Motorists may encounter delays along Sol Duc Road (9/30 - 10/1), Whiskey Bend Road (10/2), Deer Park Road (10/7-10/8), and Hurricane Ridge Road (10/9 - 10/10) between Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 due to routine maintenance to clean roadway drainage ditches.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Closed from Lyre River Trailhead to Devil’s Punchbowl

    The trail will be closed for improvements from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

Curriculum Materials

You can search for and download the individual lesson plans below, download Freeing the Elwha Lesson Plan Overview (864 KB .PDF file) or request a full CD by contacting the Education Specialist: 360-565-3146.

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    Freeing the Elwha (Getting to Know Salmonids in the Elwha River)

    Freeing the Elwha (Getting to Know Salmonids in the Elwha River)

    Salmonids are a crucial part of the Elwha River ecosystem. How can our understanding of their life cycles help restore the Elwha River ecosystem?

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    Freeing the Elwha (Salmon Farming; A Potential, But Not Ideal Solution)

    Freeing the Elwha (Salmon Farming; A Potential, But Not Ideal Solution)

    Salmon farms seem like an ideal solution for helping wild salmon and increasing the worldwide demand for salmon production, what are the problems associated with salmon farming and are there ways of solving these problems?

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    Freeing the Elwha (Hatcheries, Saviors or Scourge for Wild Salmon?)

    Freeing the Elwha (Hatcheries, Saviors or Scourge for Wild Salmon?)

    Hatcheries seem like a good idea, but they are fraught with problems, how are hatcheries both a danger and a blessing to wild fish?

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    Freeing the Elwha (The Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams on Salmon)

    Freeing the Elwha (The Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams on Salmon)

    Dams are important to people but they have a serious impact on salmon migration. How do dams affect salmon and what successes have people had in trying to help salmon migration?

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    Freeing the Elwha (Marine Derived Nutrients from Salmon)

    Freeing the Elwha (Marine Derived Nutrients from Salmon)

    How do the carcasses of dead adult salmon support young salmon and how are salmon essential to the marine food web as well as the freshwater ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest?

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    Freeing the Elwha (Effects of the Elwha River Dams)

    Freeing the Elwha (Effects of the Elwha River Dams)

    What combination of factors (both natural and man-made) is necessary for healthy river restoration and how does this enhance the sustainability of natural and human communities?

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    Freeing the Elwha (Social Studies Unit 1)

    Learn about local tribal history and connections to the Elwha River watershed.

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    Freeing the Elwha (To Go or Not to Go)

    Freeing the Elwha (To Go or Not to Go)

    What hardships and rewards were involved in maintaining a sustainable homestead?

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    Freeing the Elwha (Neighbors Along the Elwha River)

    Freeing the Elwha (Neighbors Along the Elwha River)

    Who were the people that homesteaded along the Elwha? How and what can we find out about their lives?

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    Freeing the Elwha(“Life on the Homestead”)

    Freeing the Elwha(“Life on the Homestead”)

    What was the life of a homesteader like and what tools from today would make their lives simpler?

Did You Know?

View of the Elwha Valley

Did you know that in 1988, Congress designated 95% of Olympic National Park as Wilderness. The Olympic Wilderness is a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. More...