Voices of Cascadia

The transboundary Cascades ecosystem shared by British Columbia and Washington inspires individuals from around the region.  This page animates this landscape through the human voices expressing what it is about Cascadia that they connect with, and why the work of the partner forum is important.

Click on an image below to hear their voice on our Voices of Cascadia YouTube channel, and stay tuned as we will be updating this page regularly with new individuals regularly.  If you’d like to add your voice to this project – its easy!  Simply send us a photo of yourself and a sound file letting us know why the Cascades are important to you, where and how you connect with this landscape, and/or what issues you think about in light of climate change in the future of the Cascades.  Videos are organized in alphabetical order by last name.



Voices of Cascadia:  Climate Leaders Prepared for the Cascadia Partner Forum’s annual 2017 meeting, this video features the voices of climate leaders from throughout the Cascadia landscape speaking directly to those working on the ground to manage, monitor, and conserve natural resources in this region. Each of them defines what a resilient Cascadia means to them, what threats they see to a resilient future, why it is important for us to come together, and specifically what they’d like to say to those working on the ground today.



Voices of Cascadia: The Next Generation - a video that opened up our 2015 WildLinks conference. Click to play.

Voices of Cascadia:  The next generationA special video project that opened the 2015 annual meeting of the Cascadia Partner Forum featuring the voices of youth from North Cascades Institute and the Doris Duke Scholarship Program)






Mardel Chowen and Chuck Morrison, Friends of the Carbon River Valley






Jennifer Eberlien, former Forest Supervisor, Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest






Mitch Friedman, Executive Director of Conservation Northwest.





Bill Gaines, Washington Conservation Science Institute







Andrea Imler, Washington Trails Association.






Denise Joines, Program Officer covering the Northwest and Southwest areas, Wilburforce Foundation






Greer Maier, Natural Resources Program Manager, Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board.






Jack Oelfke, Chief, Natural and Cultural Resources, North Cascades National Park Complex




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Maureen Ryan and Noll Steinweg, field researchers studying alpine meadows in the Cascades.





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Aaron Wirsing, Assistant Professor School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and Principle Investigator in Predator Ecology Lab, University of Washington.






Justin Yeager, National Marine Fisheries Service – Ellensburg field office.