• 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 »

North Cascades National Park Recruiting for Summer Jobs

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Date: April 27, 2010
Contact: Charles Beall, 360-854-7302

North Cascades National Park is recruiting for six youth age 16-18 for this summer’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) in Marblemount, Washington from June 21 through August 13. The program is non-residential; therefore, enrollees are responsible for their own housing and daily transportation to and from Marblemount. Work hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the pay rate is $8.55 per hour. Transportation will be provided from Marblemount to work sites each day, which could include campgrounds, roads and trails.

Work with the park’s Native Plant Crew, Building and Utilities Crew, and assist other park employees. Native plant work might include seed collecting, planting, transplanting, fertilizing, and weeding of native plants. Other work may include picnic table assembly, grounds keeping, trail maintenance, campground maintenance, painting, brush clearing, digging and clearing ditches, raking gravel, and installing signs and toilets. The use of hand tools for digging, cutting, pruning, sweeping, and carpentry may be required.

Must be able to follow written and oral instructions, learn and follow safe work habits, exhibit regular and punctual attendance, learn to use and maintain the various tools needed for the work, lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds, hike five or six miles per day – sometimes over difficult terrain.

Work Conditions
Must be prepared to work under conditions that include heat, cold, rain, wind and/or biting insects. Conditions might also include dirt, dust and noise.

Men and women between 16 through 18 years of age, who will not reach 19 years of age while in the job, and who are permanent residents of the United States, its territories or possessions, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic background. Applicants must have a Social Security card and a birth certificate. Recruitment is from within the Skagit County area only.

Additional information about the Youth Conservation Corps and a downloadable application is available at https://pwrcms.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/youthprograms/ycc.htm#. Applications are also available at park headquarters (810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley), or by phoning Vicki Johnson at 360-854-7225. Application packages have also been sent to local high schools, Tribal offices, Marblemount Ranger Station and the Mount Vernon Employment Security office.

Completed applications must be received no later than Friday, May 14, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. at North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, attention: Human Resources.

Please call Vicki Johnson at (360) 854-7225 with questions or for assistance in completing the application.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

North Cascades National Park Service Complex includes 684,000 acres near the crest of the Cascade Mountains from the Canadian border south to Lake Chelan.