Land & Resources Management

View of a campsite alongside a small river This section includes forest planning, current projects, information about resource management, fire management and available geospatial data.

Here is how land and resources management information is organized in this section:


Forest Planning

Look here for planning documents that guide how the national forest is managed. The focus is at a broad scale: regional, forest-wide, or landscape (watershed) level. The Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest Plans, forest plan monitoring reports, and other assessments and planning documents are available.

Current Projects

Find information here about specific projects that the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests are evaluating, planning, or actively implementing. The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) and NEPA projects documentation including supporting maps and documents are available.

Resource Management

Other resource management program information is available, including Timber Sales, Fire ManagementMotorized Travel Management.

Fire Management

Fire updates, fire resources and links, fire prevention information, Industrial Fire Level Precautions, fire crews, restrictions, and more...

Geospatial Data

Find more information about available GIS (Geographic Information System) data here.


Colville and Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest Plan Revision

The Colville and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests worked for a number of years on a cooperative effort to update and revise their land and resource management plans, also called forest plans.  

In 2014 the Regional Forester decided to separate the two forest revision effort and opted to have the Colville Forest moving ahead in the schedule to work on completing their plan revision.  Current information about the Colville Plan Revision effort can be found here:

The Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest’s plan revision effort is currently on hold as Region 6 works to determine a strategy for completing the remaining forest plan revisions in Washington and Oregon. 

Travel Analysis Report

Forest road

Travel analysis takes a comprehensive look at the roads of the entire forest, and the issues, risks, and benefits for all users, and the associated forest resources. Interdisciplinary teams have reviewed available data, along with information we received from the public, about our roads, access needs, and the affected forest resources with the goal of determining where changes to current road management practices would be beneficial. The Forest has released a travel analysis report that outlines existing roads systems and identifies opportunities to achieve a more sustainable system of roads. These travel analysis reports are part of nationwide requirement involving national forests across the country.  MORE...

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