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Firewood permits OK for Loup Loup area, but not everywhere in forest yet

Firewood permits OK for Loup Loup area, but not everywhere in forest yet

Permits to gather firewood from piles near the South Summit of Loup Loup, east of Twisp, will go on sale at the Methow Valley Ranger District beginning Friday (April 7). “Some roads, where winter logging has occurred, will be snow-free and dry enough to open up a little early this year,” said Methow Valley District...
Local group backs improved trail maintenance in Methow Valley district

Local group backs improved trail maintenance in Methow Valley district

More than 1,000 miles of trails on national forest lands around the Methow Valley lead to spectacular landscapes. Unfortunately, many of those trails are no longer passable because there is no money to maintain them. A newly formed local organization hopes to help open trails and maintain them for the enjoyment of hikers, bikers, horseback riders,...
Mission Project draft commenting extended

Mission Project draft commenting extended

A public comment period has been extended until April 1 on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Mission Forest Restoration Project. The 30-day extension is due to confusion about the publication date of the legal notice for the first comment period, …
USFS issues draft environmental assessment for Mission project

USFS issues draft environmental assessment for Mission project

A draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been released by the U.S. Forest Service for the Mission Restoration Project, which proposes thinning, prescribed burning, soil treatments and changes to roads on 50,200 acres of national forest land in …
Proposal would restore grizzly bears to North Cascades ecosystem

Proposal would restore grizzly bears to North Cascades ecosystem

Grizzly bears would be captured and released into the North Cascades in order to restore the bears to their historic habitat, based on proposals detailed in an environmental study released last week. The grizzly bear restoration proposals are …
Rx for fire-prone forests: more-extensive prescribed burning

Rx for fire-prone forests: more-extensive prescribed burning

From a vantage point high on Buck Mountain overlooking the Eightmile Creek drainage, green forests carpet the mountains as far as the eye can see. To most people, it probably looks like a healthy landscape. But to forest specialists like Matt Ellis, fire …
U.S. Ag Department backs proposal to protect Methow headwaters

U.S. Ag Department backs proposal to protect Methow headwaters

The effort to protect the upper Methow Valley from future mining took another step forward when it was endorsed last week by the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack said …
Forest Service moves to protect upper valley from future mining

Forest Service moves to protect upper valley from future mining

The U.S. Forest Service plans to take immediate action to protect more than 340,000 acres of federal land at the upper end of the Methow Valley from future mining operations, a Forest Service official said last week in Washington, D.C. Testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Leslie Weldon, deputy chief of the Forest...
USFS plans immediate action to protect Methow Headwaters

USFS plans immediate action to protect Methow Headwaters

The U.S. Forest Service plans to take immediate action to protect more than 340,000 acres of federal land at the upper end of the Methow Valley from future mining operations, a Forest Service official said Thursday (Sept. 22) in Washington, D.C. Testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural …
Fall prescribed burning projects to start this month

Fall prescribed burning projects to start this month

Starting this month, fire managers on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF) will begin prescribed fire projects with the goal of improving forest health and improving public safety. Nearly 8,000 acres are planned for prescribed fire this fall, which includes 2,541 acres in the Methow Ranger District, according to a news release from OWNF. Fewer acres...