• 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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  • 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 »

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?

Junior Ranger Totem: Raven

Anyone can become a North Cascades Junior Ranger! Pick up one of the four FREE activity booklets at any of the visitor or information centers. Complete the activities and earn your official junior ranger badge! Download the booklet here. More...