We feel like we’re always talking about snowpack this time of year, but that is because it plays such a huge role in our rafting season each summer. Reduced snowfall doesn’t just impact skiers and snowboarders, it affects our entire river system. Changes to snowpack and receding glaciers in the Cascade Range will play a part in the future of our summer recreation, but it will also require changes to farming and fishing industries that our vital to our state’s economy.
To learn more about how climate shifts are impacting snowfall and glaciers in the Pacific Northwest, join The Climate Trust for “A Flurry of Changes”. You’ll hear from Dr. Anne Nolin, a snow hydrology specialist at Oregon State University and Dr. Andrew Fountain, a glacier specialist with Portland State University.