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Commissioners object to North Cascades grizzly proposal

Commissioners object to North Cascades grizzly proposal

Transplanting grizzly bears into the North Cascades would threaten the “local economy, customs and culture” of Okanogan County, county commissioners said in a letter to federal officials who are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a grizzly bear restoration plan. The letter was written in …
Getting our goats

Getting our goats

Olympic Peninsula mountain goats likely bound for North Cascades this summer By Ashley Ahearn Up to 350 mountain goats could be relocated to the North Cascades starting this summer as federal and state agencies work to eliminate the mountain goat population on the Olympic Peninsula. The National Park Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest...
Proposal to return grizzlies to N. Cascades apparently on hold

Proposal to return grizzlies to N. Cascades apparently on hold

A study of proposed reintroduction of grizzly bears in the North Cascades that was expected to be completed next year has apparently been put on hold, according to people involved in the project. A final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)....
Business briefs: May 4, 2016

Business briefs: May 4, 2016

Balance merges to form new architectural firm Methow Valley architect Tom Lenchek of Balance Associates announced that Balance will merge with Prentiss Wickline Architecture to form Prentiss + Balance + Wickline, which will have its headquarters in Seattle. The newly merged firm already has more than 40 projects underway. Lenchek is a partner in the new firm, which...
Still time to comment on grizzly bear recovery process in North Cascades

Still time to comment on grizzly bear recovery process in North Cascades

A public open house on grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades drew about 80 Methow Valley residents to learn more about the proposal. The March 3 open house held at the Winthrop Barn was the first of several information sessions that were held as a first step in the process of examining whether action...
Park Service will study restoration of grizzlies to North Cascades

Park Service will study restoration of grizzlies to North Cascades

The National Park Service has announced it will conduct a three-year study to develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will used to help decide whether grizzly bears should be restored to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state. “This is the first stage of a multi-step process to help inform decisions about grizzly bear...
North Cascades National Park announces closures

North Cascades National Park announces closures

The last three miles of the Cascade River Road will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic from Sept. 8 through late October, the North Cascades National Park Complex announced this week. According to the park’s release, “the road closure will begin at the Eldorado parking area near milepost 20 and will affect hikers...
Small staff left to oversee shuttered USFS facilities

Small staff left to oversee shuttered USFS facilities

By Ann McCreary
With the arrival of hunting season this weekend, Methow Valley District Ranger Mike Liu said he would be patrolling national forest lands around the valley himself, unless the federal government has opened for business again.