The North Coast and Cascades Network, eight national park sites in Oregon and Washington (Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, San Juan Island National Historical Park, and North Cascades National Park Service Complex), will host a BioBlitz event May 20-21 to celebrate diversity, identify, collect, and document species in each of the park sites. From bats, to butterflies, to birds, and more!
North Cascades National Park Service Complex will explore birds, mosses, moths, tardigrades, bees, terrestrial arthropods, squirrels, and benthic invertebrates during the BioBlitz.
Schedule of Events - Visit the calendar for more information on the different events. Click the links below for participation sign up.
North Cascades Visitor Center is located along Highway 20 near the town of Newhalem. Participants for inventories in this portion of the park should meet at the North Cascades Visitor Center.
Self-Guided Bird Count - Newhalem: Saturdray all day, use the BioBlitz bird datasheet
Exotic Plant Walk - Newhalem: Saturday 9:30 am - noon, meet at North Cascades Visitor Center
Lichens - Newhalem: Saturday 9:30 am - 3 pm, meet at North Cascades Visitor Center
Fungi and Mosses - Newhalem: Saturday 9:30 am - 3 pm, meet at North Cascades Visitor Center
Riparian Beetles and Plants - Newhalem: Saturday 9:30 am - 3 pm, meet at North Cascades Visitor Center
Douglas and Red Squirrels - Newhalem: Saturday 9:30 am - 3 pm, meet at North Cascades Visitor Center
Stehekin is located in the southern portion of the park and requires a ferry, boat, or plane ride to access this area.
North Cascades BioBlitz 2016 Stehekin Kick Off - Stehekin: Friday, 8 pm - 9 pm, meet at Golden West Visitor Center
Blacklight - Stehekin: 9 pm, meet at Golden West Visitor Center
Buckner Orchard morning session- Stehekin: 10 am - noon
Buckner Orchard afternoon session - Stehekin: 1 pm - 3 pm
Invertebrate Sample Processing - Stehekin: 5 pm, meet at Golden West Visitor Center