North Cascades National Park News
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Don Striker Selected as Superintendent for North Cascades National Park Service Complex
September 21, 2021 | 10:43 am
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Don Striker to serve as the superintendent of North Cascades NPS Complex starting in November. This position oversees North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake and Lake Chelan national recreation areas.
Campfire Ban Lifted for Olympic and North Cascades National Parks and Olympic and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests
September 16, 2021 | 3:42 pm
Interagency fire managers announce the campfire ban is lifted effective Thursday, September 16, on all lands and campgrounds within Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Bear Creek and Moraine Lake Fires Update
August 18, 2021 | 11:29 am
Despite higher temperatures over the weekend, there was minimal fire activity on Bear Creek Fire. The most recent weather system brought cooler temperatures and 0.3 inches of rain Monday night with no increased fire behavior. Continued cool temperatures and additional moisture is forecasted for the fire area; significant moisture is not expected.
Bear Creek Fire Continues to Burn Slowly to the South
August 12, 2021 | 12:14 pm
The Bear Creek Fire continues to burn slowly along the southern portion of the fire’s perimeter. The fire remains an estimated 1,000 acres. An increase in fire behavior could occur over the next few days due to hot and dry temperatures; cooler and wetter temperatures are predicted to return to the area early next week.
Bear Creek Fire: Seeking Information, Person of Interest
August 5, 2021 | 11:50 am
US Park Rangers are investigating the Bear Creek Fire burning in the Chilliwack drainage. Rangers are looking to speak with a hiker that reportedly accessed the Hannegan Pass Trailhead area on a bicycle (see attached photo) on or about July 26th, 2021. The hiker of interest has been described as a white male 30 to 35 years of age, 5’7” to 5’9” in height, short dark hair (balding) and a stubby beard.
Minimal Fire Behavior on Bear Creek Fire
August 4, 2021 | 4:28 pm
Minimal fire behavior with slow growth on the Bear Creek Fire was observed over the last few days. With improved smoke and weather conditions, air operations were successful on Tuesday to fly the perimeter of the Bear Creek Fire. The fire is estimated at 1,000 acres, an increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping information; the footprint of the fire has not grown significantly. Minimal fire behavior is expected to continue in the coming days as weather is predicted to bring cooler temperatures and additional moisture to the area.
Cascade River Road Closed
August 4, 2021 | 1:25 pm
Cascade River Road is now closed to all traffic, both foot and vehicle, at milepost 20, three miles before the trailhead.
Bear Creek Fire Update
August 1, 2021 | 12:47 pm
The Bear Creek Fire received approximately .10 inches of rain overnight and is currently receiving additional moisture today. The fire is estimated at 150 acres. Acreage is expected to increase as more accurate mapping information becomes available.
Bear Creek Fire
July 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm
A large fire is active in the Chilliwack area in North Cascades National Park. The Bear Creek Fire was detected Friday morning and is about 100 acres and growing.
Campfires Banned in All Portions of North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
July 15, 2021 | 8:00 am
Effective Friday, July 16, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans and barbeque grills, are banned in all portions of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex – North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. This includes all National Park Service lands and campgrounds along State Route 20 as well as Hozomeen and the entire Stehekin Valley.