The Legacy of Conservation in the Northwest

Saturday, September 29, 2012 - September 29, 2012 5:00 pm

Join SCA, North Cascades Institute (NCI) and the Jackson Foundation in celebrating the life and works of the late Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson and our young conservation leaders who carry on this legacy.

We’re hosting a forum led by young conservation leaders to highlight the past connections, the present conservation efforts, and the goals for the future. The discussion panel will include SCA’s founder, Liz Titus Putnam, Congressman Norm Dicks, King County Councilman Larry Phillips, and student panelists Grace Bogne, Tracey Wong, and Colin Ridgley from SCA and NCI programs. A reception will follow the discussion.

Senator Henry M. Jackson spent over 30 years of his life representing Washington State in the U.S. Congress. The list of Jackson’s contributions to the Pacific Northwest and our nation is long.

During his time of service, he crafted key pieces of legislation including the Wilderness Act of 1964 leading to the establishment and preservation of wilderness areas. He promoted legislation that led to the foundation of national parks, including North Cascades National Park and San Juan Island Historic Park, among others.

Jackson’s influence was not limited to the Northwest region. He ensured the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Public Lands for Parks Bill in 1969. He continued to support conservation efforts and investment in our youth when he later collaborated with fellow Washington State Senator Warren G. Magnuson to establish the Youth Conservation Corps, placing young Americans in conservation service opportunities in national parks and wilderness areas throughout the country.

Register online to attend the Jackson Centennial Celebration

Questions? Email Shelley Green or call 206-324-4649, ext. 4812.

This SCA event is presented in partnership with:

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