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Reforestation project near Loup Loup Pass may begin this fall

Reforestation project near Loup Loup Pass may begin this fall

More than 10,000 acres of forest restoration work in the South Summit area near Loup Loup Pass is expected to begin as early as fall. The South Summit II Project encompasses about 50,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land. About 70 …
State grants a big boost to Methow Valley recreation and conservation projects

State grants a big boost to Methow Valley recreation and conservation projects

Twisp, ranger district are big benefitors of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board grants Several Okanogan County projects and programs, including two in Twisp and several in the Methow Valley Ranger District, have been awarded grants from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, it was announced this week. The Town of Twisp...
USFS completes Lookout Mountain Road improvements

USFS completes Lookout Mountain Road improvements

Lookout Mountain Road, which provides access to a popular hike near Twisp, recently got some long-awaited maintenance from the U.S. Forest Service. Forest Service Road 4345-200 is referred to locally as Lookout Mountain Road because it leads to a trailhead that takes hikers …
Climbers, USFS combine to build trail

Climbers, USFS combine to build trail

A recent trail-building event hosted by the Methow Valley Ranger District brought together volunteers to construct a sustainable access trail to a newly popular climbing area known as The Matrix. Dozens of volunteers from the local area, and as far away as Leavenworth and Seattle, joined forces to construct the new more-sustainable trail and to...
Lots of public support for return of grizzly bears to N. Cascades ecosystem

Lots of public support for return of grizzly bears to N. Cascades ecosystem

Public comments favoring restoration of grizzly bears in the North Cascades ecosystem outnumbered those opposing the idea by more than five to one, according to a report released Friday (June 12). The report analyzes public comments received during the first phase of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for grizzly bear restoration being conducted by the National...
Forest Service ‘listening session’ on planning scheduled in Wenatchee

Forest Service ‘listening session’ on planning scheduled in Wenatchee

Citizens who are interested in how national forests in our region are managed are invited to join in a public conversation about forest management planning. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will host a “listening session” next week to share information with the public and gather feedback about revising and updating forest management plans.
USFS fuels-reduction project planned near Mazama

USFS fuels-reduction project planned near Mazama

Plans for three prescribed burns in the Methow Valley, announced recently by the U.S. Forest Service, have been changed to allow staff in the Methow Valley Ranger District to focus on a large fuels-reduction project near …
USFS woodcutting permits available

USFS woodcutting permits available

Beginning Wednesday (April 1), personal-use firewood cutting permits are available for purchase at the U.S. Forest Service office in Winthrop. “We’re opening the Methow Valley Ranger District a month earlier this year due to the low snowpack and associated early access to the forest,” said Mike Liu, Methow Valley District Ranger. “Cutting western larch will...
Ski trail closed in USFS timber salvage area

Ski trail closed in USFS timber salvage area

Cross country ski trail #10 in the South Summit Nordic Ski Area will be plowed soon to allow for hauling timber salvaged after last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire, the Methow Valley Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday (Jan. 6). Ski trail #10 is part of the South Summit Nordic Ski Area located...
Forest Service seeks comments on management plans

Forest Service seeks comments on management plans

By Ann McCreary
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking input and comments on proposed management activities in the South Summit II Forest and Fuels Project area. The 50,000-acre project area lies within the Frazer, Chiliwist, Benson, Texas, French, and Swamp Creek …