Cascade River Road will be open as normal through fall/winter 2014
Cascade River Rd. will be open in 2014 until snow conditions make it impassable to vehicles, as normal. The road closure that was planned to begin September 8 has been postponed beyond 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances. More »
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 »
Re-opening of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex
The area closure of the Twisp River Road and the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to wildfires has been lifted as of August 19, 2014. More »
North Cascades NP Glaciers on Seattle Public Television
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 854-7302
North Cascades National Park Glaciers on
"KCTS 9 Connects with Enrique Cerna"
Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
The glaciers of North Cascades National Park and the scientists who study them will be the topic of the next edition of KCTS 9 Connects with Enrique Cerna which will air Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
KCTS 9 provided the following description of the episode, entitled "Melting Glaciers":
Forget about drowning polar bears and stranded penguins, global warming is hitting the Northwest. Local glaciers are melting at an unprecedented rate – 40% in just the last 40 years, threatening wildlife, native fish, and even our own drinking water supplies. In this episode of Connects, we take you on a rare and special journey into the remote and stunning backcountry of North Cascades National Park, where local scientists are monitoring our melting glaciers. We’ll show you the dramatic effects of global warming; explain the critical role glaciers play in our ecosystem; and find out what will happen if nothing is done to stem the tide of climate change.
More about the series and a promotional clip about this episode are available at www.kcts9.org.
Did You Know?
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.