The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is located in northern center part of Washington state.
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Welcome to Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

 

 

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is a large and diverse area, encompassing over 4-million acres along the east slopes of the Cascade Range in Washington. For general information about the forest click here.

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Features

50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act

50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act, 1964

On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. Over the past 50 years, and as a result of America's support for wilderness, Congress has added over 100 million acres to this unique land preservation system. The 1964 Wilderness Act defines "Wilderness" as areas where the earth and its communities of life are left unchanged by people, where the primary forces of nature are in control, and where people themselves are visitors who do not remain. See Wilderness 50 website


Hiking Safely with Mountain Goats

This Forest Service video titled "Hiking Safely with Goats" provides guidance and educational value for people recreating in areas where they are likely to have interactions with mountain goats.


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Spotlights

Celebrating Wildflowers

Anemone wildflower

Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests, and to education about the values of native plants.
 

Why so many dead trees?

Defoliated Tree

The majority of the trees that look brown and dead have had their needles removed by an insect -- the Western Spruce Budworm. Though these insects kill many trees, many more will recover.

 




Holden Mine Site Cleanup

Holden Mine Cleanup

Current information on the project.

Visitor Use Reports

The National Visitor Use Monitoring program provides information about recreation visitors to national forests.