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North Cascades National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's North Cascades National Park - News section for more.

  • North Cascades Provides Summer Operations Updates

    May 6, 2024 | 11:00 am

    Ensure you have the information you need for a successful and memorable trip. Multiple areas across North Cascades National Park Service Complex are affected by closures, changes in operations, or limited access for the upcoming 2024 summer season.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Agencies announce decision to restore grizzly bears to North Cascades

    April 25, 2024 | 12:32 pm

    The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have announced a decision to actively restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades of Washington, where the animals once roamed.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Agencies release final environmental impact statement evaluating options for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades

    March 21, 2024 | 8:00 am

    The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) that evaluates options to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem of Washington where they once roamed.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Golden West Visitor Center in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area to remain closed this season

    March 19, 2024 | 9:45 am

    The Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin will remain closed this summer season, but North Cascades National Park and its partners will continue to offer information and services to help visitors experience this remote area of the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Temporary Closures for Peregrine Nesting

    February 22, 2024 | 9:00 am

    The established climbing management areas identified below are closed to all public use from March 1, 2024 to July 15, 2024 to protect peregrine falcon nesting aeries. Newhalem Crag East Newhalem Crag West (Ryan’s Wall)

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  • Backcountry Permit Fee Structure Change

    January 29, 2024 | 9:00 am

    The North Cascades National Park Service Complex backcountry permit fee structure has changed from a per permit fee to a per person fee for backcountry camping permits.

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  • Additional public meetings scheduled on options for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades 

    October 13, 2023 | 11:30 am

    The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have announced two additional meetings for the public to provide comment on the recently released draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates options for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington, where the animals once roamed. The public is also invited to provide comment on the proposed rule from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that would provide local communities with additional management tools under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public comments sought on options for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades 

    September 28, 2023 | 6:00 am

    The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are seeking public input on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates options for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem in Washington, where the animals once roamed. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is also inviting public comment on a proposed rule under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act that would provide local communities more flexibility to manage the grizzly bear population with additional wildlife management tools. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Moderate Fire Behavior on the Sourdough Fire

    September 22, 2023 | 5:07 pm

    Fire behavior on the Sourdough Fire is moderate with the return of cooler temperatures and wetter weather across the area this week. The Sourdough Fire is at 7,377 acres and 25% containment. There will be no change in containment percentage until significant rain or snow, known as a season ending event. Containment areas of the fire are in place along State Route 20, and near structures, and other values at risk.

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  • Burn Ban Lifted in All Areas of North Cascades National Park Service Complex

    September 21, 2023 | 6:47 am

    Effective Friday, September 22, the burn ban is lifted on all lands within North Cascades National Park Service Complex. This includes all National Park Service lands and campgrounds in Stehekin, along State Route 20 and the Ross Lake area.

    Read more at nps.gov