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Twisp River and Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness Closures Lifted

Twisp River and Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness Closures Lifted

 Winthrop, WA— Much of the Forest closure associated with the Little Bridge Creek Fire is being lifted today. The area around, and including the following recreation sites is open: War Creek Campground Mystery Campground Poplar Flat Campground South Creek Campground Roads End Campground Twisp River Horse Camp War Creek Trail #408 Reynolds Creek Trail South Creek...
Proposal would reduce hazardous fuels on USFS lands near Mazama

Proposal would reduce hazardous fuels on USFS lands near Mazama

By Ann McCreary
The Methow Valley Ranger District is seeking input on a proposal to conduct hazardous fuels reduction on national forest lands around Mazama. Interested individuals are encouraged to participate in project planning by …
Groundwater impacts of copper exploration studied

Groundwater impacts of copper exploration studied

By Ann McCreary

The Methow Ranger District is waiting for results of a preliminary analysis of potential effects to groundwater to determine whether …

State awards grants to fix backcountry trails

State awards grants to fix backcountry trails

Five projects in Okanogan County have been awarded grants to fix backcountry trails — all of them affecting the Methow Valley in some way — by the state Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). The grants are intended to help pay for repair of backcountry trails, grooming mountain trails for snowmobilers and restoring trails for off-road vehicles. RCO awarded more...
Community briefs: June 4, 2014

Community briefs: June 4, 2014

This week: ‘Weed-a-thon’ fundraiser for LBHS students on Thursday, June 5, Metal drive continues Saturday and Vacation Bible school in July.
Spring prescribed burning is complete

Spring prescribed burning is complete

The spring prescribed burning season has concluded in the Methow Valley, the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release this week. Crews will focus on patrolling active burn units while continuing to prepare for fire season, the release said. Burn treatments were completed on about 750 acres this spring. “This summer we plan to...

Trailer access eased on Harts Pass Road

Trailer restrictions on Harts Pass Road have been changed for the spring season to allow trailers of up to 20 feet in length, regardless of the number of axles, according to the U.S. Forest Service. In the past, the Forest Service allowed only single-axle trailers, but recently changed the restriction to trailers equal to or...

Season for firewood cutting changed

The Methow Valley Ranger District has decided to limit the season for firewood gathering to reduce damage to roads in the spring and lessen the impact on other resources. By limiting the season for firewood gathering to May 1 to Dec. 31, the district is now consistent with most other ranger districts in the Okanogan-Wenatchee...