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April 21, 2017
Tourism to North Cascades National Park Service Complex Creates $53,918,700 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 979,578 visitors to North Cascades National Park Service Complex in 2016 spent $44,208,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 544 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $53,918,700.

March 15, 2017
North Cascades National Park Service Complex Drew Nearly 980,000 Visits in 2016
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area recorded 45,514, North Cascades National Park 28,646 and Ross Lake National Recreation Area 905,418 visitors with a combined total of 979,578 visits in 2016, the National Park Service’s centennial year.

March 13, 2017
Comment Period Extended on Proposed Alternatives for North Cascades Grizzly Restoration
The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will extend the public comment period regarding the proposed alternatives for the restoration of grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem by 45 days, through April 28, 2017.

March 12, 2017
State Route 20 Closure Due to Avalanche
An avalanche occurred in the early morning hours on Friday March 10, 2017 in the gorge east of Newhalem, WA. The avalanche completely obstructed State Route 20 at approximately milepost 122.5, immediately east of the first tunnel. No one was injured in the avalanche. Area avalanche conditions were rated by the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) as High at the time. Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced on Friday they would not clear the debris based on avalanche danger in the Gorge, and the situation would be reassessed on Monday, March 13, 2017.

February 10, 2017
Backcountry Permit Reservation System
A pilot program for backcountry permit reservations will begin March 15, 2017 for popular backcountry areas within North Cascades National Park Service Complex.

February 08, 2017
Media Advisory: Additional Information on Upcoming Open Houses on Proposed Alternatives for North Cascades Grizzly Restoration
The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invite the public to participate in a series of informational open houses regarding the proposed alternatives for the restoration of grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem. The alternatives are described in the draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS), released by the two agencies on January 13, 2017. The meetings are one part of the public’s opportunity to comment on the draft EIS.

January 12, 2017
Public Invited to Open Houses on Proposed Alternatives for Grizzly Bear Restoration in North Cascades Ecosystem
The National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) invite the public to participate in a series of informational open houses regarding the proposed alternatives for the restoration of grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem. The alternatives are described in the draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS), released today by the two agencies. The meetings are one part of the public’s opportunity to comment on the draft EIS.

October 27, 2016
Cascade River Road Closes at Eldorado for Winter Season
The Cascade River Road will close at the Eldorado gate (mile marker 20) on Monday, October 31, 2016.

September 02, 2016
Fall 2016 Prescribed Fire Burn Notice
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area may implement as many as three prescribed fires in the Stehekin Valley during the fall of 2016. Depending on conditions these may begin as early as September 7.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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