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Suit alleging DNR negligence in Carlton Complex Fire is dismissed

Suit alleging DNR negligence in Carlton Complex Fire is dismissed

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the state’s primary firefighting agency, has no obligation to any individual to control wildfire, but only an obligation to the public in general. With that ruling last week, Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Chris Culp dismissed a lawsuit seeking…
Advanced study in firefighting

Advanced study in firefighting

“When I first encountered the fire world, I pictured them as heroic or too macho — and not that approachable,” said Methow Valley resident Abby Ludeman, who spent last week at an intensive training for firefighters. “But the people here have amazing stories and are humble about their experiences and want to …
Hearing set on county ordinance to hike WATV penalties

Hearing set on county ordinance to hike WATV penalties

The Okanogan County commissioners will hold a July 9 public hearing on an ordinance that would increase the penalty for illegal operation of wheeled all-terrain vehicles (WATVs) to $500 on a county road not open to the vehicles, and to $1,000 in a posted environmentally sensitive area.
DNR revises timber-thinning plan for Virginia Ridge sale

DNR revises timber-thinning plan for Virginia Ridge sale

Because of the record volume of comments, the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has revised a forest treatment for Virginia Ridge and postponed the timber sale until next year. It’s important to coordinate forest health treatments and timber sales with the local communities, particularly as the agency launches…
DNR to revamp Virginia Ridge timber sale; meet with public

DNR to revamp Virginia Ridge timber sale; meet with public

Unusually high public interest in a timber sale proposed for Virginia Ridge — and concerns about its aesthetic impact and wildfire risk — prompted the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to revise its approach to the logging and to schedule a …
Critics question potential impact of 735-acre DNR logging plan

Critics question potential impact of 735-acre DNR logging plan

A logging and a timber sale proposed by the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on hillsides above Big Valley and below Sun Mountain Lodge would create “a 600-acre clear-cut in the middle of the valley,” according to one critic. That assessment by Peter Goldman, an attorney with the Washington Forest Law Center, …
State grants will benefit projects in, near Methow Valley

State grants will benefit projects in, near Methow Valley

The Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (WWRP) received $80 million with the recent passage of the state’s $4.3 billion capital budget. Included in the funding are two projects in or near the Methow Valley that are funded under WWRP’s land-restoration and enhancement category.
Capital budget green-lights local, regional projects

Capital budget green-lights local, regional projects

Forest thinning, tree planting, and a new civic building and sports complex in Twisp can finally get moving again with the adoption last week of a capital budget by the state Legislature.
Conservation group raises concerns about proposed Wolf Creek logging

Conservation group raises concerns about proposed Wolf Creek logging

By Marcy Stamper A proposed forest-improvement timber sale in the Wolf Creek area won’t allow healthy regeneration of the forest and could exacerbate erosion into the Methow River and endanger fish, according to Conservation Northwest. The conservation group submitted comments this week to the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on the proposed Virginia Ridge...
DNR planning Wolf Creek/Virginia Ridge logging and timber sale

DNR planning Wolf Creek/Virginia Ridge logging and timber sale

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing a forest-improvement timber sale next year in the Virginia Ridge and Wolf Creek areas, plus a small section near Mazama, a total of 750 acres. The largest unit, about 390 acres, goes from the Methow River to Wolf Creek Road …