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 »
YCC recruitment for 2007 season
North Cascades National Park Service Complex announced today that the park is recruiting for a limited number of positions in this summer’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The enrollees chosen will work with the Building and Utilities Crew based at the Marblemount Ranger Station in Marblemount, Washington. The 2007 YCC Program is non-residential; therefore, enrollees will be responsible for their own housing and daily transportation to Marblemount. The program will operate from June 25through August 18, 2007. The rate of pay is $7.93 per hour. Completed applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2007, at North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, 98284-1239, attention: Julie Guyot.
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 happening within the Skagit Valley area only.
Applications are available at the North Cascades National Park Service Complex office at 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, at the reception area or by phoning Julie Guyot at 360-856-5700, Ext. 372. Application packages have 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 18, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. at North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, 98284-1239, Attention: Julie Guyot.
Working on the Building and Utilities Crews involves using hand tools for digging, cutting, pruning, sweeping, and carpentry. Work projects could include picnic table assembly, grounds keeping, trail maintenance, campground maintenance, painting, brush clearing, digging and clearing ditches, raking gravel, and installing signs and toilets. YCC enrollees will often be assisting other employees. Work locations may include a spike camp in a remote location of the park complex or, possibly, another national park.
SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
The enrollee must be able to follow written and oral instructions and must be able to learn and follow safe work habits. Enrollees must exhibit regular and punctual attendance and show aptitude for learning to use and maintain the various tools needed for the work.
Enrollees may be lifting and carrying objects up to 50 pounds, such as packages, tools, and backpacks. They must be able to hike five or six miles per day, sometimes over difficult terrain.
Transportation will be provided from Marblemount to work sites in the park each day, which could include campgrounds, roads and trails. Enrollees 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.
Please direct questions about this information or requests for assistance in completing the application form to Julie Guyot, North Cascades National Park Service Complex,
(360) 856-5700, Ext. 372.
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.