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

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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  • Lone Mountain Fire - National Park Service Trail Closures

    The Lone Mountain Fire in North Cascades National Park is approximately 5 mi NW of Stehekin in the Boulder Creek drainage. Boulder Creek Trail is closed. More »

  • Closures of USFS roads and trails that access North Cascades NP and Lake Chelan NRA

    The following U.S. Forest Service trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain and Carlton Complex Fires: Twisp Pass Tr., South Creek Tr., Reynolds Creek Tr., War Creek Tr., Summit Tr. The Twisp River Rd. is closed west of Eagle Creek. More »

2007 Natural Notes

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A glance through this edition of Natural Notes may prove eye-opening: floods, fires and the increasing loss of glacier mass. Change is inevitable and events such as fires and climate change are inherent processes of nature. Recently, however, studies show an increasing rise in temperature and researchers have concluded that both natural and human actions are factors...

Complete 2008 Natural Notes (PDF, 12.1 MB)

Lower bandwidth readers can access the newspaper as individual PDF pages through the table of contents below.

Table of Contents

Dealing with Climate Change Page 1 1491 KB
Environmental Change Page 2 2277 KB
Changing Plant Life Page 3 1136 KB
Threatened Species Page 4 654 KB
Forest Life Page 5 1632 KB
Fire & Water Page 6 3900 KB
Cultural Resources Page 7 995 KB
What's Next? Page 8 360 KB





Did You Know?

Cascading stream

The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.