The North Cascade’s Institute prides itself on being a “wildlife wise” campus at the Environmental Learning Center. We want to make sure that none of our natural neighbors are eating any human produced food so that they maintain their “wildness” and are not relying on humans for survival.
We do this through leaving no crumbs on any backpacking trip, keeping all food behind closed doors and composting our food in a large, concrete building under lock and key. What happens, then, when two martens are found running around the compost shed?!