• 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 »

  • USFS Access Road and Trail Closures

    The following USFS trails providing backcountry access to the park service complex are closed due to Lone Mountain and Carlton Complex Fires: Twisp Pass, South Creek, Reynolds Creek, War Creek, Summit. The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. More »

Bat Survey

A Survey of Bat Species Composition, Distribution and Relative Abundance North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Washington

by Roger G. Christophersen and Robert C. Kuntz II Technical Report NPS/NOCA/NRTR-2003/01

 
Bat study cover photo
July 2003

North Cascades National Park Service Complex, comprising North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, was established in October, 1968 and is located in northwestern Washington. North Cascades National Park was established to preserve certain majestic mountain scenery, snow fields, glaciers, alpine meadows, and other unique natural features in the North Cascades mountains for the benefit, use, and inspiration of present and future generations. Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas were established to provide for outdoor recreation use and enjoyment and to conserve scenic, scientific, historic, and other values contributing to public enjoyment of these lands and waters. The National Park Service disseminates results of biological, physical, or social science research through the Natural Resources Technical Report Series. Natural resources inventories and monitoring activities, scientific literature reviews, bibliographies, and proceedings of technical workshops or conferences are also disseminated through this series. Documents in this series usually contain information of a preliminary nature and are prepared primarily for internal use within the National Park Service. This information is not intended for use in open literature. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by the National Park Service. Copies are available from the following: Denver Service Center (303) 969-2130 Technical Information Center P.O. Box 25287 Denver, Colorado 80225-0287
 

Did You Know?

lupine is a common flower in dry sunny areas

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.