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 »
Salmon of the Skagit River Watershed
"...among our northern coasts, salmon was once the staple of life. Indians lived on the returning waves of salmon. Several times a year, the silvery benediction thronged up the rivers. The Indians held holy ceremonies, sang to the first spring fish, and carefully returned their bones to the water, that the fish might reflesh and return to feed humankind. The shamans would see them coming in visions, and said they were the people who lived in magic villages under the sea, and who disguised themselves as fish to visit the people of the river. Salmon were not just food, but a connection with the past, the gods, and the great round of life.
The learning objectives for this project:
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Funding for this project was provided by a Parks as Classrooms grant from the National Park Service.
Edited by: Cindy Bjorklund and Tim Manns
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SALMON'S REQUIREMENTS FOR LIFE Water quality includes water temperature, chemistry, and turbidity
SALMON & NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE COMPLEX
Did You Know?
In addition to Wilderness, Recreation Areas and National Park designations there are also five Research Natural Areas in the complex: Silver Lake, Pyramid Lake, Boston Glacier, Stetattle Creek and Big Beaver Valley.