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Cut your own Christmas tree with USFS permit

Cut your own Christmas tree with USFS permit

Christmas tree permits are on sale for $5 each at all U.S. Forest Service ranger stations and the forest headquarters office in Wenatchee, as well as at local retailers. The $5 permit allows a family to cut a tree (maximum height, 15 feet) or dig a live transplant tree, and only two permits will be...
USFS: Storm damage closes Black Canyon Road for the winter

USFS: Storm damage closes Black Canyon Road for the winter

Black Canyon Road, off of Highway 153 between Pateros and the community of Methow, Washington, is closed until repairs can be made, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday (Nov. 20). The road will remain closed to all vehicles, including wheeled and tracked vehicles and snowmobiles, throughout the winter. The groomed snowmobile route along Black Canyon...
Community briefs: November 18, 2015

Community briefs: November 18, 2015

Apply for USFS jobs If you’re interested in seeking temporary employment with U.S. Forest Service during the summer of 2016, you can attend an open house on Thursday (Nov. 19) in room 204 of the Omak Campus of Wenatchee Valley College. Forest Service employees will be on hand from 4 – 7 p.m. to answer questions about local...
The beaver believers

The beaver believers

When Chomper and Sandy met in a concrete pen in Winthrop, it was love at first sniff. He’s an inquisitive 44-pound male, busted for felling apple trees. She’s a lustrous red-blonde, incarcerated for killing cottonwoods. Sandy had first been paired with an inmate named Hendrix, but they lacked …
No decision yet on Mazama-area copper mining proposal

No decision yet on Mazama-area copper mining proposal

A decision on the Mazama Copper Project is not expected until near the end of this year at the earliest, a U.S. Forest Service official said this week. The project proposes drilling exploratory holes on Forest Service land near Flagg Mountain in Mazama to determine …
Prescribed burning underway in Methow Valley

Prescribed burning underway in Methow Valley

 Smoke may be visible in the Methow Valley and other areas of Okanogan County in coming weeks as crews burn slash piles from fuel reduction projects on national forest lands. Firefighters have been burning hand piles in the Cub Creek and Loup Loup Summit areas. Those areas will be patrolled over the next several weeks....
Extensive forest-thinning project on federal lands begins in Mazama area

Extensive forest-thinning project on federal lands begins in Mazama area

Work on a $1 million forest-thinning project got underway last week near Lost River Resort in Mazama. The “Lost Driveway Hazard Fuels Thinning Project” will thin trees on almost 1,500 acres of federal forestlands that are adjacent to private properties. The work is the first phase of…
Forest Service sets plans for prescribed burning this fall

Forest Service sets plans for prescribed burning this fall

The U.S. Forest Service has announced plans for fall prescribed burning on the Methow Valley and Tonasket ranger districts. Fire managers plan to treat about 500 acres across the Wolf Creek, Fawn Creek and Eightmile Creek drainages by underburning. There are brush piles to be burned in the Cub Creek, Chewuch River, Mt. Hull, Bonaparte...
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…