The Okanogan-Wenatchee N.F. is experiencing uncharacteristically severe fires, insect infestations, disease epidemics, habitat loss and hydrologic events causing massive erosion. Climate change will exacerbate these threats in the near future. Scientists agree active, landscape-scale restoration is needed if the forest is to become resilient to these threats. Learn more with the short video below and by visiting the restoration strategy website
A 1946 Forest Service publication with some great words of wisdom. [2-page PDF]
The Forest Service has eliminated some fees charged for these areas or converted to individual recreation fee sites with reduced boundaries.
A 5-minute Forest Service video
2013 Implementation Phase of the Holden Mine Remediation Project.
Find out where you are allowed to use your motor vehicle on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
The Colville and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests are revising their Forest Plans. The new plans will reflect resource and social changes on all three Forests, as well as new scientific information. The forests gathered comments on a proposed action between June 30 and September 28, 2011.
Information about permits required, gathering guidelines, camping and much more...