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County asks appeals court to review ATV ruling

County asks appeals court to review ATV ruling

Attorneys for Okanogan County have asked the state Court of Appeals in Spokane to reconsider a ruling issued last month that found the county had failed to adequately analyze the environmental impacts of opening almost 600 miles of roads to wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The county’s motion for reconsideration challenges the court’s ruling on technical procedural...
Court voids county ATV ordinance, closing roads to the vehicles

Court voids county ATV ordinance, closing roads to the vehicles

Environmental review called ‘superficial’ By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County’s ordinance opening almost 600 miles of roads to wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) has been invalidated because the county failed to analyze the environmental impacts of allowing ATVs to use these roads, the state Court of Appeals in Spokane ruled last week. In a ruling that the...
Busy weekends at the Basecamp

Busy weekends at the Basecamp

North Cascades Basecamp launches its annual soup-and-something-interesting series on Thursday (Jan. 14) with a presentation by local biologist Kent Woodruff about the Methow Beaver Project. All of the Thursday night events begin with soup at 5:30 p.m. ($7 per person) followed by the program at 6 p.m. Coming up: • Jan.21: Celeste and Kip Roberts...
ATV case in state Appeals Court this week

ATV case in state Appeals Court this week

The appeal claiming that the Okanogan County commissioners did not consider the environmental impacts of illegal all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding nor the safety issues that could arise when ATVs share roads with other vehicles will be heard in the Washington Court of Appeals in Spokane on Thursday (Dec. 10). The Methow Valley Citizens’ Council and Conservation...
Environmental groups worry salvage logging contributed to flood

Environmental groups worry salvage logging contributed to flood

A scientist with Conservation Northwest who visited the areas on Texas Creek that were scoured by a flash flood last week says that a combination of dense, unhealthy forests and subsequent salvage logging contributed to the erosion and debris flows. George Wooten, an associate with Conservation Northwest, and local property …
DNR proposes salvage logging in 1,285 acres of  Carlton Complex Fire’s burn area

DNR proposes salvage logging in 1,285 acres of  Carlton Complex Fire’s burn area

By Ann McCreary
In light of severe erosion and landslides after thunderstorms last summer, conservation organizations have raised questions about plans to log dead trees in areas burned by the Carlton Complex Fire. The Methow Valley Citizens Council (MVCC) …
Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

By Ann McCreary

An ordinance opening more than 420 miles of roads in Okanogan County to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) was approved Monday (June 23) by the Okanogan County Commission.

Commissioners poised to greatly expand ATV access in county

Commissioners poised to greatly expand ATV access in county

By Ann McCreary

A proposed ordinance that would allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on most Okanogan County roads appears headed toward… 

Wildlife training course at Basecamp

Wildlife training course at Basecamp

Citizen volunteers can help prevent poaching and protect wildlife through a free Citizen Wildlife Training course that will be offered Sunday (June 22), 3 – 5 p.m., at North Cascades Basecamp in Mazama. Presented by Eyes in the Woods, the two-hour class teaches how to identify, document and report poaching and other abuses of natural resources through...
Environmental groups appeal county’s analysis of ATV impacts

Environmental groups appeal county’s analysis of ATV impacts

By Marcy Stamper
The two environmental organizations that successfully sued Okanogan County to overturn two ordinances that would have allowed all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on most county roads have …