National Park Service

Shutdown threat hangs over Washington’s national parks

BY: - September 29, 2023

People traveling to Washington’s national parks may be met with locked gates and closed visitor centers come Sunday.  The National Park Service says most of the parks it manages across the country would close during the partial federal shutdown that is likely to start over the weekend. How exactly the situation will play out in […]

There are new proposals to bring back grizzly bears in the North Cascades

BY: - September 28, 2023

Grizzly bears could get another chance at returning to Washington’s North Cascades, under a framework two federal agencies unveiled on Thursday.  The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Park Service released a set of options to bring the hulking animals back into the area — a wild expanse of glaciated peaks, dense forests, and […]

Lax food storage gives rise to bear problems in North Cascades National Park

BY: - August 19, 2023

North Cascades National Park has dealt with bear troubles this summer after the opportunistic omnivores had a chance to snack on human food that visitors failed to secure. Portions of the park and a stretch of Highway 20 are closed as the Sourdough Fire continues to burn, consuming more than 4,500 acres near Ross Lake. […]