Today is Friday, Jul. 1, 2016

Posts tagged "U.S. Forest Service"
Info session on USFS travel management plan

Info session on USFS travel management plan

People interested in understanding proposed changes that would affect where motorized vehicles can travel in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest have an opportunity to learn directly from U.S. Forest Service staff this Friday (June 24). The Forest Service open house is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Okanogan County Public Utility District headquarters in Okanogan....
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 …
Comments period extended for Mission Restoration Project

Comments period extended for Mission Restoration Project

The public comment period for the Mission Restoration Project has been extended until June 10 due to requests for additional time and high public interest in the proposed forest restoration project. Methow Valley District Ranger Mike Liu announced this week he would extend the original May 31 deadline to allow people more time to prepare their...
A lasting legacy

A lasting legacy

Ellis Fink spent much of life on horseback, and was known to take extraordinary care of his stock. His sterling reputation as a trail crew leader, backcountry packer and recreation facilities manager was built on nearly 40 years of experience in the Methow Valley’s most rugged reaches. His contributions to the twice-annual Methow Valley Rodeo are...
USFS offers draft plan for Chewuch area’s road network

USFS offers draft plan for Chewuch area’s road network

A draft decision on the Chewuch Transportation Plan was issued this month by Mike Liu, Methow District Ranger. The plan guides management of 394 miles of road on U.S. Forest Service land in the Chewuch River drainage, an area encompassing 316,000 acres of forest system land.
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…
Prescribed burns may begin soon in the Methow Valley

Prescribed burns may begin soon in the Methow Valley

If weather conditions are favorable, the U.S. Forest Service may begin prescribed burning in the next two weeks on south-facing slopes in the Fawn Creek and Eightmile Creek drainages near Winthrop, and later this spring in the Burge Mountain area east of Havillah. Areas planned for either spring or fall burning are shown on a...
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…
Comment on two fish-habitat projects in Twisp River

Comment on two fish-habitat projects in Twisp River

The Yakama Nations Fisheries are planning two habitat-enhancement projects on the Twisp River. The Newby Narrows Fish Habitat Enhancement Project is at river mile 10 on the Twisp River, about 8.5 miles west of town. The intent is to enhance a 1,200-foot-long side channel by installing six buried log structures and three wood jams, and...
Forest Service proposal for Mission Project due soon

Forest Service proposal for Mission Project due soon

The Methow Ranger District is preparing to issue a description of its proposed action for the Mission Project, a large forest restoration project planned for the Libby and Buttermilk watersheds. The announcement of the …