'Panic Park': Environmental Protest and the Politics of Parks in British Columbia's Skagit Valley

Title'Panic Park': Environmental Protest and the Politics of Parks in British Columbia's Skagit Valley
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVan Huizen, P
JournalBC Studies
Pagination67
ISBN Number0005-2949
KeywordsAgreements, Environmental protection, Environmentalists, Floods, highways, National parks, National parks and reserves, Parks &amp, Political activity, Political aspects, Political parties, recreation areas, Roads &amp
Abstract

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.