April 20, 2016
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Burke Museum Opening New Exhibit on the North Cascades

Wild Nearby

Burke PR

June 18, 2016 – April 9, 2017

Seattle—Few places on earth rival the rugged beauty and biological diversity of Washington state’s North Cascades mountain range. With lowland valleys, dense forests and mountain peaks, this remarkable ecosystem is home to a rich array of wildlife and plants that make up one of the most intact wildlands in the U.S.—and it’s located just a few hours from Seattle.

Discover the sights, sounds and stories of the people, plants and animals that make up the North Cascades with the Burke Museum’s latest exhibit, Wild Nearby. Inspired by Mountaineers Books’ The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby, the exhibit features beautiful large-scale photos from the book while putting you in the shoes of Burke researchers to examine the North Cascades using specimens and artifacts from the Burke Museum.

Find out about projects happening right now at the Burke Museum that are tracking changes to plants, wolverines, coastal tailed frogs and hairy woodpeckers in the region. Examine ancient artifacts which belong to the Upper Skagit Tribe, whose living tradition stretches back thousands of years in the North Cascades. Step into a full-scale replica of a fire lookout made by artist Tori Karpenko for a moment of observation alongside a beautiful painting of the North Cascades mountain range, with family-friendly spots to look out into the exhibit for unique views of the objects on display and touchable geology specimens which illustrate the geologic complexity of the region.

Get an up-close look and new appreciation of a wilderness that is at the heart of Washington state.

For high resolution images and interviews, contact burkepr@uw.eu.

Wild Nearby is based on the Mountaineers Books’ The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby, written by William Dietrich. The Wild Nearby exhibition was organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, created in partnership with Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books, and representatives from the National Park Services, North Cascades Institute and the Upper Skagit Tribe.

Support for Wild Nearby comes from: 4Culture, ArtsFund, Tom and Sonya Campion, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and The Mountaineers Foundation.

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North Cascades Mountains

Lenticular clouds glow in the sunset in the Picket Range in North Cascades National Park. Photo: Steph Abegg.

Black-tailed deer in the forest

A black-tailed deer stands alone in an old-growth forest along Cascade River Road, Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest. Photo: Ethan Welty.

Contact

For high-resolution photos, interviews, and more information please contact:

Burke Museum Public Relations
burkepr@uw.edu
206.543.9762

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