|Title||'Panic Park': Environmental Protest and the Politics of Parks in British Columbia's Skagit Valley|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Van Huizen, P|
|Keywords||Agreements, Environmental protection, Environmentalists, Floods, highways, National parks, National parks and reserves, Parks &, Political activity, Political aspects, Political parties, recreation areas, Roads &|
The valley's reputation as a coveted spot for trout fishing, elk and mountain goat hunting, and natural history outings increased steadily over the course of the twentieth century. 1946, access to the valley was possible only on foot or on horseback along rough mining or Coast Salish trails, limiting the number of people who visited.