• 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 - 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 and War Creek Trails are closed. Rainbow Loop Trail is in-use as a staging area and closed to public use. More »

  • USFS closes Easy Pass Trail from State Route 20

    Due to fire activity near the trail, the US Forest Service has closed the Easy Pass trail and trailhead on State Route 20. This area has been receiving precipitation. The highway remains open.

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?

Grizzly bear track in North Cascades National Park (1989). Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/Roger Christophersen

Grizzly bear tracks can be a reliable indicator of species? Grizzly bear and black bear forepaw tracks are distinct from one another and often times better than a photo of the bear to confirm an observation. So don't just look up, look down.