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RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

NWIA supports a variety of interpretive publications and programs by providing aid to our partners throughout the region. Our support ranges from funding exhibits and publications to supporting events and various interpretive projects. Our mission is to respond to our partners’ interpretive needs by providing support for projects that will create an enhanced experience for park and forest visitors. All the staff and volunteers are to be thanked for all their hard work and efforts in making NWIA such a success.

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS


(excerpted from NWIA 2003 Annual Report)


How do our partners use their aid? Sometimes it sends interpreters to trainings
or to bring trainers to the interpreters. Sometimes it’s used to hire a bus to
bring students to a forest or park. Sometimes it is used to purchase telescopes so
visitors can see better. Sometimes it’s used to purchase office machinery, making
daily tasks more efficient. Sometimes it’s used to hire llamas to support workers on trail restoration projects. One thing these diverse projects share in common is that
NWIA’s partners determine their need for aid and use it for that purpose. NWIA fulfills our partners’ needs. Here's a shortlist of examples by location:


USDA Forest Service
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
Signs for Lava River Cave; the Lava Cast Forest, Lava River Cave, and Newberry National Volcanic Monument interpretive brochures; Volcanic Vistas




the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest newspaper; and funding a seasonal interpreter at Lava Lands Visitor Center.

MT. BAKER-SNOQUALMIE NATIONAL FOREST
The Challenger — the Mt. Baker Ranger District and North Cascades National Park newspaper; Cascade Compass visitor guide; and purchasing a DVD player for upper Skagit Valley Bald Eagle Interpretive Center.


OKANOGAN AND WENATCHEE NATIONAL FORESTS
An information kiosk at Chelan Ranger Station.


OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST
Olympic National Forest’s historic photo collection project and an interpretive sign project at Lake Cushman.


SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST
Aquatic education materials for Fish Day at Weaverville Ranger District.


UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST
Howling Acres interpretive programs at the Diamond Lake Recreation Area.


WALLOWA-WHITMAN NATIONAL FOREST
NWIA sponsored book signing at the Wallowa Mountains Visitor Center and a new sign for the Hunter’s Station located outside of La Grande.


National Park Service
FORT VANCOUVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Critical financial support for the Certified Interpretive Guide training courses, and Fort Vancouver volunteer support.


KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Pioneer Square Community Association membership and Klondike’s Rails & Trails volunteer training.


LAKE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
NWIA sponsored book signing and presentation at Lake Roosevelt Visitor Center.


NEZ PERCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Working Together Into the Future forums — partnership with the Nez Perce Tribe and the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s; printing the park’s first comprehensive visitor guide; Big Hole Battle Memorial Cradleboard; and funding for Lewis and Clark special programming.


NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK COMPLEX
The Golden West Visitor Center dedication in Stehekin; the Golden West Gallery and Arts & Humanities of Stehekin; neotropical migratory birds project; interactive park science web pages project; and North Cascades Challenger and Focus on Stehekin newspapers.


OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
Salmon: Swimmers in the Forest trail brochure; Life on the Edge, the High Olympics film for Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center; and gifts for First Lady Laura Bush’s visit.


WHITMAN MISSION NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon electronic conversion;
and information booth and exhibits at the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days.


US Army Corps Of Engineers
BONNEVILLE LOCK AND DAM

Interactive touch screen display repair; The End of Our Voyage: The Washington Experience of the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveling display; and the award winning Teacher’s Guide to Bonneville Lock and Dam.


HIRAM M. CHITTENDEN LOCKS
Lewis & Clark Encampment support; Saturday Family Fun Days and Sunday Concert Series; and seasonal music at the 2003 Christmas Ship celebration.

City Of Seattle
CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER
Pacific Northwest Docent and Volunteer Association Conference.