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Secretary Jewell Visits Mount Rainier


February 3, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell this week sought out the latest research on climate change in the Pacific Northwest in a roundtable with leading scientists and stakeholders from around the region convened at the University of Washington. She highlighted Interior’s role in the President’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, move the economy toward cleaner energy sources and prepare communities for the impacts of climate change. Secretary Jewell witnessed firsthand some of these impacts during a visit to Mount Rainier National Park. National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and rangers demonstrated the impacts of receding glaciers and changing climate on the park’s rivers, infrastructure, visitor access and recreation opportunities.


  • Secretary Jewell joined scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and rangers from the National Park Service to observe firsthand the impacts of climate change on the Nisqually Glacier. Photo: DOI
    Group Hike
  • The Secretary, USGS scientists, and NPS rangers paused on their snowshoe hike for a group picture at Mount Rainier National Park. Photo: DOI
    Group photo
  • The Secretary listened as USGS scientists provided research on the dropping elevation of Nisqually Glacier. Photo: DOI
    Secretary Jewell and specialists
  • “Today’s discussion underscores not only the importance of the scientific research that Interior scientists and our academic partners are performing, but also the need for our land managers and surrounding communities to be prepared for the serious risks that climate change poses in the Pacific Northwest,” said Secretary Jewell. Photo: DOI
    Secretary Jewell
  • Group Hike
  • Group photo
  • Secretary Jewell and specialists
  • Secretary Jewell