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 »
Thirsty for Knowledge
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 854-7302
Contact: Regina Rochefort, 360 854-7202
Thirsting for Knowledge?
Try Tapping into Science
What: A new monthly series of presentations exploring current science in the North Cascades
When: Last Wednesday of each month
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Location: Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 West Holly Street, Bellingham
The first two Tapping into Science programs will be:
January 27: Snagging Hair and Sniffing Scat: How to Know what’s in a Bear's Genes
Lions, bears, wolves – Oh my! These and other large carnivores live in the North Cascades, but are highways affecting the connectivity of their habitat? Roger Christophersen is a wildlife biologist at North Cascades National Park and Dr. Robert Long and Paula MacKay are wildlife biologists with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University.
February 24: Thirsty Mountain Tops: Decline of Frost-Brewed Glaciers
Two-thirds of the glaciers in the lower 48 states are in the North Cascades. What does glacier monitoring tell us about their and our future? Dr. Jon Riedel is a geologist at North Cascades National Park.
Directions available at www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
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.