Land & Resources Management


Climate Change

Watershed area from above.“Land management has been traditionally based on the precept that future environmental conditions will mirror past conditions. Climate change is turning this notion on its head. We can no longer assume that precipitation will fall in the same amounts and during the same time of year as in the past.

Changes in temperature and precipitation set the stage for a broad range of other changes: from insect outbreaks and fire frequency, to the range and viability of specific species, both plant and animal."

- Excerpt from-  Case Studies - Managing for a Changing Climate on the Olympic National Forest.


Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

The Olympic National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps display National Forest System routes (roads and trails) that are open to motorized travel.

Quick Links

Key Contacts



Bob Metzger
(360) 956-2293


Bill Shelmerdine
(360) 956-2282


Rita Chandler
(360) 956-2390

NEPA/Planning/FOIA request

Greg Wahl - Environmental Coordinator
(360) 956-2375


Alex Weinberg
(360) 765 2228

Forest Health/Timber

Chris Dowling, Siviculturalist
(360) 956-2272


Susan Piper
(360) 956-2435