We appreciate all our followers, the climbing community, the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and all those who contribute to conservation of the natural world.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our supporters:

Dr. Eric DeChaine, the coolest academic adviser this side of the Rockies. Also thank you to all the awesome members of the DeChaine lab, especially my partner in crime science Samuel Wershow!

DeChaine Lab


The American Alpine Club for their financial support of this expedition through an AAC Research Grant and Mountaineering Fellowship. If you are not already a member, consider joining.

American Alpine Club

Mazamas: A nonprofit Mountaineering Education Organization based in Portland, Oregon. They are graciously  supporting this research through a research grant.



The North Cascades Audubon Society: This group has represented the interests and importance of wildlife, habitat and the environment in Whatcom County. They have contributed a significant sum for research equipment through a Research Grant.

North Cascades


The Western Washington University, Department of Biology. I cannot be more grateful for the support of this department in the financial and academic support of this research.

The Hodgson Family, for their generous funding.


And my awesome Thesis committee!

Dr. Aquila Flower, GIS guru at large

Dr. Michael Medler, Pyrogeographer

Dr. David Hooper, Ecosystem biologist










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