In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and we keep fighting them over and over again.
~David Suzuki ~


Olympic National Park, established on this date in 1938, protects nearly a million acres on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The park includes several striking habitats, including alpine meadows at elevation, temperate rain forests along the Pacific side of the coast mountains, and more than seventy miles of Pacific coastline.

Olympic National Park
Photo: NPS.

More than ninety-five percent of the park is designated wilderness, and the great majority of the interior is roadless.