There are at least 9 large terrestrial mammal, 50 small mammal and 14 marine mammal species known to occur in Olympic National Park.
What tribes lived in Olympic National Park?
Eight tribes have traditional associations to lands now in Olympic National Park: Makah, Quileute, Hoh, Quinault, Skokomish, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Lower Elwha Klallam. Despite the changes wrought upon them, area tribes are working to sustain their long traditions.
How many species live in the Hoh Rainforest?
The Hoh Rain Forest is one of few remaining temperate rain forests in the United States. Heavy rainfall and cool summers contribute to the rainforest’s abundance of natural life including grazing elk, massive conifers and over 130 species of mosses, lichens and ferns.
Are there wolves in Olympic National Park?
Wolves remain the only wildlife species now missing from Olympic National Park. How wonderful it would be for visitors to have the haunting music of wolves returned to these forest valleys, and what a major step toward restoring this remarkable and dynamic ecosystem to wholeness.
Who named the Olympic Mountains?
In 1788, a British mariner passed by the majestic, snow-covered mountains of northwest Washington – the peaks seemed the perfect dwelling place for Greek gods, so he named them the Olympic Mountains.
What does HOH mean in Hoh rainforest?
Name. The Hoh River (and the Hoh who were named after it) takes its name from the Quinault language name for the river, Hoxw.