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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 …
A forest health prescription

A forest health prescription

The U.S. Forest Service truck shuddered over the dirt road as Sara Billings, fuels assistant fire management officer at the Methow Valley Ranger District, drove up into the Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest outside of Winthrop last week. She was visiting a prescribed burn that was underway in …
Critics question potential impact of 735-acre DNR logging plan

Critics question potential impact of 735-acre DNR logging plan

A logging and a timber sale proposed by the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on hillsides above Big Valley and below Sun Mountain Lodge would create “a 600-acre clear-cut in the middle of the valley,” according to one critic. That assessment by Peter Goldman, an attorney with the Washington Forest Law Center, …
Methow delegation in D.C. to promote Headwaters protection

Methow delegation in D.C. to promote Headwaters protection

Advocating for protection of the upper Methow Valley from future mining, a three-person delegation from the valley traveled to Washington, D. C., last week to meet with Congressional representatives and federal agency officials. The goal of the trip was to push for progress on a ...
Public comments sought on headwaters protection proposal

Public comments sought on headwaters protection proposal

The public is invited to submit comments during the next month on a proposal that would protect more than 340,000 acres of federal land in the upper Methow Valley from mining. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is beginning an environmental analysis of a proposed mineral withdrawal ...
Forest Service receives $1 million for repair work on flood-damaged roads

Forest Service receives $1 million for repair work on flood-damaged roads

Flood repair work is expected to begin this month on several U.S. Forest Service roads on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including four in the Methow Valley. The roads suffered significant damage from fall 2015 and spring 2016 heavy snow melt-off and rain that caused debris flows, road washouts and other damage, the Forest Service said...
Federal, state and county lands ban all campfires

Federal, state and county lands ban all campfires

Campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited everywhere in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including in developed campgrounds, dispersed campsites and wilderness areas, as of Friday (Aug. 4). Worsening fire conditions and continued hot and dry weather prompted fire officers to impose the complete ban.

Diamond Creek Fire Update for Wednesday, July 26

From the U.S. Forest Service, current for July 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Yesterday:  Diamond Creek Fire is about 18 air miles north of Mazama, Washington and is estimated at 350 acres.  Fire growth is toward the east, and the fire is moving up the Diamond Creek Drainage.  Fire behavior included single and group tree...
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 …
Apply soon for USFS summer jobs in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Apply soon for USFS summer jobs in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Do you want to work in the great outdoors in the summer of 2017? The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has more than 100 jobs available in positions ranging from archaeology to trails to fire. Applications for the summer jobs must be submitted online at www.usajobs.gov from Nov. 15-21. “The most important steps are applying online and following...