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Headwaters Campaign gets grant to support its work

Headwaters Campaign gets grant to support its work

The Methow Headwaters Campaign, launched earlier this year to fight possible copper mining in Mazama, has received a grant from the Conservation Alliance — an organization of outdoor industry companies — to help build support for the anti-mining campaign.
Conservation groups and Forest Service settle ATV lawsuit

Conservation groups and Forest Service settle ATV lawsuit

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will have to analyze the environmental impact of allowing wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to use forest roads before the roads can be opened to the vehicles. Three conservation groups and…
Forest Service proposal for Mission Project due soon

Forest Service proposal for Mission Project due soon

The Methow Ranger District is preparing to issue a description of its proposed action for the Mission Project, a large forest restoration project planned for the Libby and Buttermilk watersheds. The announcement of the …
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest receives funds for restoration projects

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest receives funds for restoration projects

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will receive $780,000 for forest restoration projects in 2016 through a program of the U.S. Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Methow District Ranger Mike Liu said some of the funding would be targeted toward the Lost Driveway project, which will conduct thinning on about 2,400 acres of national...
Coalition launches campaign to limit mining in the Methow

Coalition launches campaign to limit mining in the Methow

To fight possible development of a copper mine in Mazama, the newly launched Methow Headwaters Campaign will push for withdrawal of 340,000 acres of national forest land from future mineral exploration and mining. More than 250 Methow Valley residents attended a kick-off event for the anti-mining campaign at the …
Thinning, prescribed burning proposed for Libby, Buttermilk creek watersheds; local reactions mixed

Thinning, prescribed burning proposed for Libby, Buttermilk creek watersheds; local reactions mixed

If nature were allowed to run its course, portions of the Libby Creek and Buttermilk Creek watersheds would have experienced natural fires every five to 15 years. Those fires historically played a role in keeping forests healthy — burning at low intensity, clearing out …
Firefighter Daniel Lyon doing well in rehab

Firefighter Daniel Lyon doing well in rehab

After two months in intensive care and 10 skin grafts, firefighter Daniel Lyon has reached a significant milestone — he has been moved to a rehab unit where he is resuming some normal activities, including walking unaided and even …
No decision yet on Mazama-area copper mining proposal

No decision yet on Mazama-area copper mining proposal

A decision on the Mazama Copper Project is not expected until near the end of this year at the earliest, a U.S. Forest Service official said this week. The project proposes drilling exploratory holes on Forest Service land near Flagg Mountain in Mazama to determine …
Extensive forest-thinning project on federal lands begins in Mazama area

Extensive forest-thinning project on federal lands begins in Mazama area

Work on a $1 million forest-thinning project got underway last week near Lost River Resort in Mazama. The “Lost Driveway Hazard Fuels Thinning Project” will thin trees on almost 1,500 acres of federal forestlands that are adjacent to private properties. The work is the first phase of…

Update: Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 for fires in the Methow Valley Ranger District

For the most up-to-date on these fires and ones in surrounding areas, follow our Facebook page. FROM THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE: Additional resources are arriving on the Methow Valley Ranger District to support crews who were able to contain at least three fires. District Ranger Mike Liu said he was pleased with the hard work...