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State Route 20 Corridor and Ross Lake User Study Briefing and Discussion

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Date: June 28, 2007
Contact: Charles Beall, (360) 854-7302

Dr. Jane Swanson from the University of Washington will share results from the recently conducted study of State Route 20 corridor and Ross Lake users at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6th. North Cascades National Park Service Complex is hosting the presentation at its headquarters in Sedro-Woolley and is working with the Economic Development Association of Skagit County to invite representatives from area Chambers of Commerce and hospitality businesses. The study identifies visitor profiles, modes of transportation, destinations, motivation, and other characteristics valuable for business planning and development. This study was funded by the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission and the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit of the National Park Service.

This will be a 30 minute presentation followed by questions and discussion.

When: Friday, July 6th at 1:30 p.m.
Location: North Cascades National Park Headquarters 810 State Route 20 Sedro-Woolley.

The study as a PDF file (7.5 MB) can be viewed here.

Did You Know?

Grizzly bear track in North Cascades National Park (1989). Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/Roger Christophersen

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.