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 »
Artist in Residence Alice Dubiel Presents
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 856-5700 ext 365
Seattle-based painter and printmaker Alice Dubiel will be in residence at North Cascades National Park Service Complex through November 19th.
Dubiel has exhibited her visual artwork in the United States and Europe during the past 26 years. Most of this work is concerned with ecology and its intersection with human land use. Since 1994 she has created installations and solo projects functioning as visual components to community-based land use dialogue in Seattle, Vancouver and Auburn, Washington and Fremont, California.
Dubiel employs different landscape representations to explore human interaction with the natural world and to search for a different visual language for the ways we think about land. She refers to many traditions including maps, Roman and Byzantine mosaics, Japanese decorative art, textile design, indigenous Australian paintings and shrine technologies of many cultures. Among contemporary American artists, this pan-historic and cultural approach is often referred to as pattern and decoration. Dubiel likes to use the term biocenology in this interface of cultural and natural systems because it is the study of communities and member interactions in nature; it is an exploration of systems, part of the science of ecology.
Did You Know?
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.