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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

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    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Public Invited to Razor Clam Meeting

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Date: October 2, 2008
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005

National Park Service and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists will hold an informational meeting about the Kalaloch razor clam population and projections about this year’s razor clam harvest.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 9 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Forks Library.

The biologists will discuss the status of the Kalaloch razor clam population, results of on-going research and monitoring of the razor clam population, and the forecast for the potential 2008-2009 harvest season.

Kalaloch Beach in Olympic National Park will remained closed until at least spring 2009 in order to allow the small clams that make up most of the population the opportunity to grow to a harvestable size.

Status and harvest predictions for the state’s southern razor clam beaches will also be discussed.

Did You Know?

snow covered forest and meadow

That endemic Olympic snow moles are scurrying beneath this blanket of snow? Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge is blanketed with over ten feet of snow for most of the winter, providing water for summer and protection for snow moles in winter.