Recently, For The Next sat down with Michelle Bussard, Executive Director of the Forest Park Conservancy, to hear firsthand her vision for the future. Michelle shared with us what inspires her and why she works so hard to protect and restore Forest Park.
On Saturday, September 4, For The Next staff and friends spent the day climbing Mt. St. Helens. Mt. St. Helens is a treasure of the Pacific Northwest and the greater United States. The eruption on May 18, 1980 was the most destructive volcanic event in the history of the U.S. Nearly 230 square miles of forest were destroyed, 7,000 big game perished and 57 people lost their lives. The eruption reduced the elevation of Mt. St. Helens by 1,300 ft.
While climbing Mt. St. Helens is challenging and took a long 9.5 hours, all twelve climbers said it was an adventure they will never forget. Watch the video to see and hear the perspectives of our group as they climb the mountain.
Recently, For The Next sat down with Guido Rahr, President and Chief Executive of the Wild Salmon Center, to hear firsthand his vision for the future. Guido shared with us what inspires him and why he works so hard for salmon.
On Saturday, July 10, For The Next staff and friends spent the morning hiking Kings Mountain in the Tillamook State Forest. The Tillamook State Forest is one of the largest expanses of contiguous rainforest in the lower 48 states and is home to some of the most diverse salmonid populations. The Tillamook State Forest and the health of their watersheds face an uncertain future because of the weakened environmental protections. This area is one Wild Salmon Center, a member of our nonprofit community, is working hard to protect.
It was a beautiful day and the views from the top of Kings Mountain were great. While the climb was steep, everyone enjoyed themselves. Watch the video and hear from some of the hikers when they reached the summit.
View the latest installment of Perspectives, a series of short videos where you hear firsthand from people about how they connect with nature.
In June For The Next founder, Ryan Russell, spent a week trekking inside Glacier National Park, photographing wildlife and enjoying the spectacular alpine views. He experienced both a herd of big horn sheep and mountain goats up-close, and witnessed two grizzly bear cubs playing in the snow. "Being in such a pure environment rejuvenates and restores me," says Ryan.
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