Fort Clatsop Visitor Renovations Underway

Press release courtesy of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Fort Clatsop Visitor Center & Bookstore Open During Construction Remodel to benefit Lewis and Clark National Historical Park accessibility. The Visitor Center at Fort Clatsop is under remodel starting Jan. 16. Operation hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will not be impacted but visitors […]

Have You Visited? Netul Landing

By Ben Najera, LCNHP Volunteer While visiting Fort Clatsop, you may have seen signs pointing you towards the Netul River Trail. Perhaps you even ventured down a couple hundred yards and reached the historic canoe landing found along the trail where Lewis and Clark’s crew docked their canoes. However, if you haven’t gone the full […]

“Gifted Earth” Book Review

By Cathy Peterson, NPS Education Specialist The Knowledge-Holders of the Quinault Indian Nation and author Doug Deur have given readers a beautiful and useful guide to regional ethnobotany. “Gifted Earth: The Ethnobotany of the Quinault and Neighboring Tribes” (Oregon State University Press and published in cooperation with the Quinault Indian Nation, 2022) is a gorgeous […]

Klahowya Youth Volunteer Program

2022 marks the first year of the Klahowya Youth Volunteer program, an opportunity that gave high school students hands-on experience working at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. This program was supported by the LCNPA, which provided funding and resources. “Klahowya” is a Chinook greeting and an apt choice for this program, as the park […]

Foraging in National Parks

The ancient practice of foraging has been gaining attention online in recent years. People with little to no foraging experience are enthralled with the practice – and rightfully so! Foraging is fun, fascinating, and a great way to get in touch with nature. What better place to forage than in a National Park?   Unfortunately, […]

Historic Preservation: Fort Clatsop

In the National Park Service, May is Historic Preservation month! As a National Historical Park, part of Fort Clatsop’s mission is to preserve not only the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the many Indigenous peoples, and the landscape, but the replica of Fort Clatsop itself. As the re-creation of Fort Clatsop is constructed […]

Chinook Wawa: Preserving a Language

On March 6, 2022, Oregon Public Broadcasting posted an article titled “Linguists and an Oregon family work together to preserve an Indigenous language.” It’s a heart-warming read about the preservation of the Kalapyua language, a language where the last ‘first language’ speaker of it passed away in 1971. What’s then heartbreaking is the fact that […]