The Colville National Forest is located in northeastern Washington state.
Where is this Forest?

 

Welcome to the Colville National Forest!

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The Colville National Forest disproves the widely held notion that Washington state lies flat east of the Cascade Mountains. Today's 1.1 million acre forest was first shaped over 10,000 years ago by Ice Age glaciers that carved three major valleys of today's Columbia, San Poil-Curlew, and Pend Oreille River flowing north into Canada before entering the Columbia River. These million acres in the northeast corner roll like the high seas. Three waves of mountains run from north to south, separated by troughs of valleys. These ranges -- the Okanogan, Kettle River, and Selkirk -- are considered foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Read full article.


Top Things People Want to Know

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Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sit

Forest Plan Revision

R E V I S I O N  A C T I V I T Y. . . C U R R E N T  P L A N . . .
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Features

Draft Revised Forest Plan Available For Public Comment and Review

Colville, WA –The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on the Draft Revised Forest Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Colville National Forest released today.

The collaborative development of the draft plan spanned more than 10 years and was shaped by the best available science, current laws and public input gathered at over 60 public meetings and more than 15 public community-based work groups. These meetings identified the core values of local communities and highlighted the many points of agreement that exist among diverse participants.


New Digital Collection: Colville National Forest

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The Washington Rural Heritage project went live with a new digital collection from the northeast corner of our state. The Colville National Forest Collection provides access to a sampling of the archival photos, maps, and documents held by the Heritage Department at Colville National Forest Headquarters in Stevens County.

Spotlights

Multiagency Team Addresses Post-Wildfire Dangers in Eastern Washington

DUPONT, Wash. - Washington suffered its worst wildfire season in state history in 2015. Raging fires burned more than one million acres of public and private lands. 

A Tale of Two Scenic Byways

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Accessible Adventures in the Colville National Forest highlighting Selkirk International Loop and Sherman Pass Scenic Byways.

 




Bark Beetle on the Colville National Forest

The Mountain Pine Beetle is at epidemic levels throughout the western United States and in parts of Canada.  



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