Backcountry Camp Modifications Environmental Assessment
Per the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, North Cascades National Park Service Complex is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the effects of the proposal and other alternatives.
Considering recent environmental and visitor use changes, the purpose of this action is to maintain and create overnight backcountry camping opportunities, preserve wilderness character, and conserve natural and cultural resources in North Cascades National Park Service Complex by minimizing and managing the impacts associated with recreation.
The need for this project arises from the National Park Service's responsibilities mandated by the Organic Act of 1916, the Wilderness Act of 1964, and the National Trails System Act of 1968 (as amended). Maintaining the wilderness character, allowing for recreation, and minimizing impacts to resources are further addressed in the North Cascades National Park Wilderness Management Plan (NPS 1989). These documents provide the legislative and policy framework for the NPS and its actions, including the proposed action.
- For the current status of the process click the "Plan Process" link on the left side of the page.
- The Meeting Notices link provides details of a public meeting scheduled on March 18.
- For documents that provide more information about the project Click "Document List" on the left side of the page.
- "Open for Comment" will show if there are currently any public comment periods open.
The NPS proposes to relocate Graybeal Hiker and Stock camps along the Brush Creek Trail and construct additional backcountry camp accommodations for the Pacific Crest Trail long-distance permit holders along the Bridge Creek Trail.