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The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is proposing changes to motor vehicle use on specific roads, trails and areas within the non-wilderness portion of the Forest. Winter -- over the snow motorized use --  will not be analyzed at this time and is not part of this proposal.

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest expects to have a Proposed Action for Motorized Travel Management available for public comment later this month. When the proposed action is available, it will be posted here.

For more information contact Jennifer Zbyszewski, Interdisciplinary Team Leader at:


WATV Information

Due to the passing of a new state law in Washington (HR1632), there’s a need to clarify the Motor Vehicle Use language as it pertains to driving ORV on National Forest roads. More Information


Information From Past Scoping

Since 2005, when the Travel Rule was published, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has been working with interested organizations and individuals to develop a Forest-wide travel management plan that included site specific decisions. Largely due to the complexity of displaying analysis of site specific effects for individual motorized roads and trails across the 4 million acre Forest, that endeavor was not proving successful. Therefore, the Forest Leadership has decided to provide the input gathered an analysis conducted over the past several years to the Ranger Districts. The Districts will work together in zones to further develop and analyze site specific proposals for motorized travel management. The Scoping information from the previous analysis that will be carried forward into those site specific proposals remains available online 

Updates on Travel Management Planning Process

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January 2013 Travel Management Newsletter 
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March 2012 Newsletter 

May 2011 Newsletter

August 2010 Newsletter


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Forest visitors with two wheel motorized vehicles