Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Explore Mount St. Helens...Discover Ecosystems in Action


Wildflowers on the Pumice Plain 25 years later

At 8:32 Sunday morning, May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted and blew down or scorched 230 square miles of forest...30 years later, recovery at Mount St. Helens continues... Read more...



Produced by the US Forest Service in cooperation with Mount St. Helens Institute. Special thanks to the USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory and the USFS PNW Research Station.

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