The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
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Historic Places in Washington
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington612 E Reserve St
Vancouver , WA 98661
Phone: (360) 816-6230
Description: Located on the north bank of the Columbia River, in sight of snowy mountain peaks and a vibrant urban landscape, this park has a rich cultural past. From a frontier fur trading post, to a powerful military legacy, the magic of flight, and the origin of the American Pacific Northwest, history is shared at four unique sites. Discover stories of transition, settlement, conflict, and community.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska and Washington319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 220-4240
Description: After surviving a devastating fire and an economic depression, Seattle flourished with the Klondike Gold Rush. As a key port city, merchants supplied would-be Klondike Kings and Queens on their way to Alaska. This cemented Seattle as an anchor of the Pacific Northwest.
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Oregon and Washington92343 Fort Clatsop Road
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 861-2471
Description: Explore the timeless rainforests and majestic coastal vistas. Discover the rich heritage of the native people. Unfold the dramatic stories of America's most famous explorers. The park encompasses sites along the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast. Follow in the footsteps of the explorers and have an adventure in history.
Manhattan Project National Historical Park, New Mexico, Tennessee, and WashingtonDescription: The park consists of three units: one in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one in Los Alamos, New Mexico and one in Hanford, Washington. It was established on November 10, 2015 when Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz signed the memorandum of agreement that defined the roles that the two agencies had when managing the park.
Nez Perce National Historical Park,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington39063 US Hwy 95
Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone: (208) 843-7009
Description: For thousands of years the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the nimí·pu· (Nez Perce) people. Extremely resilient, they have adapted and survived the settling of the United States. Explore these places. Learn their stories.
San Juan Island National Historical Park, WashingtonSan Juan Island
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: (360) 378-2240
Description: Peace Over War. San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, orca whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig.
Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: (509) 522-6360
Description: The 1847 attack on the Whitmans horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards. Was killing the Whitmans justified legal retribution, an act of revenge, or some combination of both? The circumstances that surround this tragic event resonate with modern issues of cultural interaction and differing perspectives.
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