Notice of Planned Work and Road Closure- Cascade River Road (Beginning Sept. 8, 2014)
The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use (including foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic) at the Eldorado gate (3 miles from road's terminus) in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs. 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 »
Closure of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex
The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. The following USFS trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain 1, Little Bridge, and Carlton Complex Fires: War Creek, South Creek, Twisp Pass, Reynolds Creek. More »
Stehekin River CIP Comments Available
Contact: Jon Riedel, 360 854-7330
Contact: Kerry Olson, 360 854-7365 ext.13
North Cascades National Park Service Complex has compiled a summary of all comments received during the Stehekin River Corridor Implementation Plan public scoping period. This summary can be viewed online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/noca. Seventy-three people attended the three public meetings held in January as part of the public scoping process to help identify initial concerns and action items. In addition, 21 people submitted written comments, which combined with the comments from the meetings resulted in more than 440 comments on more than 30 topics. These topics ranged from the scope of the planning effort to the management of large woody debris to the pros and cons of revising the Land Protection Plan (LPP).
This public input was sought as the first step in the planning and environmental impact analysis process to guide future management of lands in the lower Stehekin River corridor within Lake Chelan National Recreation Area in response to repeated flooding.
Based on these comments, National Park Service staff is developing alternative management strategies, site specific actions, and proposed revisions to the LPP. A newsletter outlining these actions under a range of alternatives and a map depicting potential changes to the LPP will be distributed later this summer. The second public involvement period will then begin and include public workshops in Stehekin and Seattle. Specific dates, times and locations of these workshops will be announced in late August.
For more detailed information about the Stehekin River Corridor Implementation Plan and the plan’s schedule, please visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/noca.
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.