Welcoming Triglav to the Sister Park family

It appears Crater Lake National Park will have a second Sister Park, this time Triglav National Park in Slovenia.

Triglav, Slovenia's only national park, is located in the Julien Alps and is named after the 9,395-foot mountain. Along with mountaineering, hiking trails, waterfalls, rivers, forests, rare wildflowers and other natural features, the park has several lakes, with Lake Bohinj being the largest.

Signing ceremonies for the Sister City agreement are tentatively planned for May 25 in Slovenia following a three-day intensive field trip of the park. Crater Lake Superintendent Craig Ackerman will be joined on the field trip by representatives from the Crater Lake Trust, Friends of Crater Lake and the Crater Lake Natural History Association.

Ackerman said the agreement will result in exchanges of park staff. He said Triglav managers are seeking guidance on providing meaningful programs for visitors, managing research projects, expanding education programs, water-quality concerns and other management issues.

Triglav has offered to host a Crater Lake ranger for a two-week period to help with outreach and planning.

— Lee Juillerat

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