• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

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  • State Route 20 closed at Mile Post 134, Ross Dam

    After a brief closure at Newhalem due to an avalanche and unstable conditions, SR 20 has re-opened to its normal winter closure point at MP 134, Ross Dam. The highway will remain closed from Ross Dam to MP 171 (Silver Star Creek) until spring re-opening. More »

  • Ross Dam Haul Road Closure Continues

    A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to continued recovery following a March 2010 landslide. The closure will remain in effect through 2014. More »

  • Notice of planned work for the Cascade River Road, fall 2014

    Visitors planning to access the park via the Cascade River Road after Labor Day should be advised that the Park Service is planning a fall closure of this road at Eldorado Creek (3 miles before the end of the road) in order to perform permanent repairs. More »

Green Team Cascade Climate Connection Cafe

July 20, 2012 Posted by: Karlie Roland and Sally Hoffman (Photos: Karlie Roland)

Months of planning went into the Cascade Climate Connection Café. The theme of the café event was "Linking Ideas to Actions." The event was based on a world café-style model to promote discussion and the flow of ideas on climate change and how it can be addressed by North Cascades National Park on a grassroots level. Hosted by the North Cascades National Park's Green Team, who of course provided tasty treats and coffee for attendees, the goal of the event is to bring out ideas which can be acted upon and even implemented by the end of the year.

Some of the issues brought forward in the discussions focused on addressing transportation needs, water consumption, and education of visitors and staff. Over the next several weeks the Green Team will be working out the logistics of some of the solutions presented by the attendees and requesting volunteers to take on responsibilities of the selected projects as they continue to move forward. Any effort hinges on the acceptance and productive efforts of every individual and each of the projects depend on grassroots support. Based on the overall attitude at the café, the outlook is good for promoting a climate-friendly message at North Cascades National Park.

Open discussion of the climate change challenges facing the North Cascades. Image credit: Karlie Roland

Opportunities to make a difference during the Cascades Climate Connection Cafe. Image Credit: Karlie Roland

climate change, North Cascades National Park Complex, Green Team

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