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April 27, 2015
Tourism to North Cascades National Park Service Complex Creates $40,582,400 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 769,837 visitors to North Cascades National Park Service Complex, which includes Lake Chelan NRA, North Cascades National Park, and Ross Lake NRA, in 2014, spent $33,534,400 in communities near the parks. That spending supported 416 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $40,582,400.

February 13, 2015
Public Invited to Open Houses on Options for Grizzly Bear Restoration in North Cascades Ecosystem
The public is invited to participate in a series of informational open houses regarding restoration of grizzly bears in the North Cascades ecosystem. The meetings are being held by the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) as part of the Grizzly Bear Restoration Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for the North Cascades ecosystem. This is the first opportunity for public involvement in the EIS. The purpose of the EIS is to determine whether or not the agencies will take an active role in restoring the grizzly bear to the North Cascades Ecosystem.

January 16, 2015
State Route 20 Closed to Recreational and Vehicle Traffic
Sedro Woolley, WA – State Route 20 beyond the closed vehicle gate at Ross Dam Trailhead (MP 134) is temporarily closed to foot traffic and recreational activities.

December 12, 2014
Public Comment Period Extended on Plan to Replace Administrative Facilities at Stehekin
In response to public input, the review period for the “Replacement of Administrative Facilities at Stehekin Environmental Assessment (EA)" will be extended through January 20, 2015. The EA, as well as the proposed rate structure for waste collection can be found on the project website at

November 04, 2014
Public Open Houses in November on Plan to Replace Administrative Facilities at Stehekin
The public is invited to attend any of several meetings in November to learn more about and provide comment on a proposed action to replace administrative facilities at Stehekin on Lake Chelan between November 17 and November 19, 2014.

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