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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.
News briefs: April 22, 2015

News briefs: April 22, 2015

Property taxes due next week Okanogan County property tax payments and irrigation assessments are due to the county treasurer this month, and must be postmarked by April 30. Taxpayers paying in two installments must pay the first half by April 30 and the second half by Oct. 31. Payments can be made in person or...
Mushroom harvesting permits now available

Mushroom harvesting permits now available

Permits are now on sale for commercial harvesting of mushrooms from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Permits will be sold at local ranger stations and the U.S. Forest Service headquarters office. Areas where commercial harvesting of mushrooms may occur include portions of the national forest burned in the Carlton Complex Fire in the Methow Valley Ranger...
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...
USFS fuels-reduction project planned near Mazama

USFS fuels-reduction project planned near Mazama

Plans for three prescribed burns in the Methow Valley, announced recently by the U.S. Forest Service, have been changed to allow staff in the Methow Valley Ranger District to focus on a large fuels-reduction project near …
USFS woodcutting permits available

USFS woodcutting permits available

Beginning Wednesday (April 1), personal-use firewood cutting permits are available for purchase at the U.S. Forest Service office in Winthrop. “We’re opening the Methow Valley Ranger District a month earlier this year due to the low snowpack and associated early access to the forest,” said Mike Liu, Methow Valley District Ranger. “Cutting western larch will...
USFS seeks comments on South Summit project impact statement

USFS seeks comments on South Summit project impact statement

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking comments by April 6 on a preliminary Environmental Assessment for the South Summit II Forest and Fuels Project area east of Twisp.
USFS must designate over-snow vehicle travel areas

USFS must designate over-snow vehicle travel areas

By Ann McCreary Areas where motorized “over-snow” vehicles are allowed to travel on U.S. Forest Service land in and around the Methow Valley will need to be designated by the Methow Valley Ranger District under a policy adopted last week by the Forest Service. Previously, local Forest Service managers had discretion to decide whether to...
Forest Service seeks comments on management plans

Forest Service seeks comments on management plans

By Ann McCreary
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking input and comments on proposed management activities in the South Summit II Forest and Fuels Project area. The 50,000-acre project area lies within the Frazer, Chiliwist, Benson, Texas, French, and Swamp Creek …
Forest Service travel plan eliminates off-road uses

Forest Service travel plan eliminates off-road uses

By Marcy Stamper
After spending almost a decade examining roads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, forest managers and planners have decided not to change the type of motorized access allowed on official roads and vehicle trails, but they are proposing …