Road repairs and paving projects on the west side of Olympic National Park in Washington will create short traffic delays this summer.
Olympic National Park
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Traveler's View: Interior Secretary Zinke Should Measure More Than Just Local Support When Weighing Bears Ears And Other National Monuments
A common, and surprising, thread runs through Grand Canyon, Olympic and Yellowstone national parks, as well as through Canyonlands, Grand Teton and Pinnacles national parks. They all faced measures of local opposition when talk arose about designating them.
The contracting process for rehabilitation of 12 miles of the Lake Crescent section of Highway 101 and four miles of East Beach Road at Olympic National Park in Washington state remains under way, so this spring’s construction schedule has been adjusted. Construction is now slated to begin in late April this year. This project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.
For the first time in more than a year, vehicles were allowed to drive into the Elwha Valley of Olympic National Park on Thursday when Olympic Hot Springs Road reopened.
There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Olympic National Park in Washington state.
An effort to improve 16 miles of roads that hug picturesque Lake Crescent means visitors to Olympic National Park in Washington will want to plan ahead for the next three years to avoid multi-hour closures.
Judge Upholds Olympic National Park's Maintenance Work On Historic Structures In Official Wilderness
A federal judge has agreed with the National Park Service's reasoning behind a decision to repair five historic buildings located in official wilderness in Olympic National Park, holding that the agency "made a reasoned finding of necessity by determining both that the structures are necessary to preserve historic values in Olympic National Park and that it was necessary to repair each one."olym-wilderness_act_summary_judgment.pdf
Olympic National Park's population of nonnative mountain goats has grown past 600 animals and could increase by 45 percent over the next five years if current reproduction trends continue and no efforts are made to blunt the population, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey.
"Wilderness ethics" received far more support than emotional ties in public comments on what to do with the Enchanted Valley Chalet that stands in designated wilderness in Olympic National Park, with most people calling on the National Park Service to remove the historic structure.