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Comment period extended for USFS outfitter proposal

Comment period extended for USFS outfitter proposal

The comment period has been extended on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for commercial pack and saddle stock outfitter guides who lead trips in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service has extended the comment period that …
USFS revises statement on outfitter-guide permits

USFS revises statement on outfitter-guide permits

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has been considering for years the best approach to issuing special use permits for commercial pack and saddle stock outfitter-guides who lead trips on national forests around the Methow Valley and surrounding areas. The National Forest has …
Long-term outfitter licensing delayed

Long-term outfitter licensing delayed

File photo by Laurelle Walsh   BY ANN McCREARY The U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn its decision to issue long-term permits to local pack and saddle outfitters in order to further analyze issues raised in appeals. Becki Heath, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest supervisor, withdrew a decision she issued in March to begin issuing 10-year special use...
Outfitters, Wilderness Watch both appeal USFS permit decision

Outfitters, Wilderness Watch both appeal USFS permit decision

BY ANN McCREARY A U.S. Forest Service decision to issue 10-year permits to local outfitter-guide companies is being appealed by local outfitters as too restrictive, and by a national environmental organization as not restrictive enough. Two appeals were filed after the Forest Service’s March announcement that it planned to grant 10-year special use permits to...