• 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 »

Links and Resources

Publications
Climate Action Plan, North Cascades
Climate Change Brochure, Pacific West Region
Climate Friendly Parks Accomplishments, North Cascades, 2009-2010


Web Resources:
North Cascades Glacier Monitoring Program

http://www.nps.gov/noca/naturescience/glacial-mass-balance1.htm

NPS Climate Change Web Portal
www.nps.gov/climate change

Climate Friendly Parks
http://www.nps.gov/climatefriendlyparks/

Climate Change Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit
http://www.globalchange.gov/resources/educators/toolkit

Climate Impacts Group
http://cses.washington.edu/cig/

National Park Foundation Electronic Field Trip
http://northcascadeseft.org/

EPA Climate Change
www.epa.gov/climatechange

Facing Climate Change (multimedia)
http://bdsjs.com/facing-climate-change/

Cascading Effects (multimedia)
http://www.nps.gov/noca/photosmultimedia/video.htm

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

North Cascades NPSC has over 300 glaciers, more than any other park in the lower 48 states. More than half the glaciers in the 48 states are concentrated in this mountainous wilderness region called the North Cascades.