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USFS proposes alternatives for vehicle access

USFS proposes alternatives for vehicle access

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a new Motorized Travel Management plan that could change where people can drive vehicles throughout the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The draft environmental assessment released Wednesday (June 8) includes four …
USFS targets invasive plant infestations

USFS targets invasive plant infestations

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to treat 16,281 acres on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that have invasive plant infestations, according to a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) released last week. The Forest Service also…
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…
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...
Forest Service: environmental review necessary before ATVs can use forest roads again

Forest Service: environmental review necessary before ATVs can use forest roads again

By Marcy Stamper The Okanogan–Wenatchee National Forest has closed six routes to wheeled all-terrain vehicles (WATVs) and will only consider reopening them after additional analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act, according to a Sept. 28 announcement from their staff officer. Managers with the Okanogan–Wenatchee National Forest opened 350 miles of roads on a trial...
Forest Service closing roads to ATVs  —  again

Forest Service closing roads to ATVs  —  again

In another reversal, the U.S. Forest Service plans to close roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that had been opened to wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for the past few months, according to Karl Forsgaard, president of the Alpine Lakes Protection Society. The Forest Service opened 350 miles of roads to ATVs in all seven…
Forest Service releases information about firefighter deaths

Forest Service releases information about firefighter deaths

The engine in which three firefighters died in the Twisp River Fire was found on a hillside about 40 feet below Woods Canyon Road, according to investigators for the U.S. Forest Service. When reached by emergency responders on Wednesday (Aug. 19), the engine was upright and had been burned over, with the three deceased firefighters...
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.
New Okanogan-Wenatchee forest supervisor announced

New Okanogan-Wenatchee forest supervisor announced

A new forest supervisor has been chosen to lead the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, which includes the Methow Valley Ranger District. The U.S. Forest Service last week announced Mike Williams as the new forest supervisor, headquartered in Wenatchee. Williams is currently the forest supervisor on the Kaibab National Forest in the Southwestern Region 3, where he...