Bird Creek Meadow Update
We have learned that the Yakama Nation hopes to open Bird Creek Meadows in mid-August this year. This plan is contingent on finishing a number of projects. Please check back here for further updates.
Ever Wild by Darryl Lloyd, Co-Founder, Friends of Mt Adams
FOMA co-founder Darryl Lloyd wrote the definitive book on Mt Adams. FOMA has purchased some of these books to distribute to libraries and schools. If you would like to sponsor your library or school receiving a copy, please contact us. FOMA is not selling Ever Wild. If you wish to purchase copies, please contact your local bookstore.
Friends of Mt. Adams has an ongoing project to make grants for scientific research being carried out on Mt. Adams with a focus on students at university. We are in the process of seeking out new recipients. The following grants have been made so far:
Cascade Carnivore Proj. May 2020 $5,520
Katie Swensen Sept. 2017 $500
Mitchell Parsons June 2017 $500
Zbigniew Grabowski April 2017 $500
If you are interested in applying, please contact is at email@example.com.
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Nearly 100 people packed the library meeting room at the White Salmon Library to watch a presentation on the carnivores of Mt Adams. Presenters were two biologists with expertise in the region. Jocelyn Akins, PhD., of the Cascade Carnivore Project presented on the Cascade red fox and and Jeff Lewis, PhD. from Olympia spoke about the reintroduction of the fisher in southern Washington.
Cry the Beloved Meadows
by Darryl Lloyd
The Bird Creek Meadows—largely within the Yakama Nation Mount Adams Recreation Area—is one of the most treasured subalpine parklands in the Cascades. Its spectacular wildflower displays are well-known to botanists and nature lovers across the country. The Native Plant Society lists 162 plant species, including 10 conifers. On the mountain’s southern slope, over 100 glades and meadows form a triangular area between 5,700 feet and 7,100 feet. Tumbling down through the beautiful meadows are about a dozen spring-fed streams, most of which flow into Bird Creek.
On Sunday (9/3/17), Darvel and I checked out trails and documented extensive cattle trespass and adverse impacts in the Bird Creek Meadows within the Yakama Reservation boundary. (Note: Friends of Mount Adams are partners in the Washington Trails Association’s trail-maintenance project. Access by road to Bird Lake and the meadows has been closed to the public for the past two years, but we went in as part of the WTA group.)
Final count for the hike was 10 enthusiastic hikers. We fought the same dusty, booby-trapped road all the rest of you did and arrived at the trail head at 9:15. The temperature for the entire hike was perfect and there were zero mosquitoes! The … Continue reading
Depart BCM park lot at 10:10am, Hellroaring VP at 12:25, return BCM park lot 2:27pm. Ten attendees (as planned) plus Jurgen and Ray as trip leaders for 12 total. Everyone was on time and enthusiastic. Several people documented the … Continue reading
I greatly enjoyed the hike with you all yesterday! Except for some biting flies at Horseshoe Meadow and a little heat in the late p.m., it was a delight! I think we went about 9.5 mi., incl. diversion to Graveyard … Continue reading
We were one person short of a full group due to a cancellation yesterday that didn’t get filled. We met and were off at about 8:45 and hit the trial at 9:30. Perfect weather but lots of biting flies, worse … Continue reading