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.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is announcing the release of the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for Motorized Travel Management. The Draft EA will be available to the public for review and comment for 30 days starting on June 8, here: fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46467
The 2005 Travel Management Rule requires each National Forest to designate roads, trails and areas open to motor vehicle use by vehicle class and time of year and close the forest to cross-country use. Travel management planning is necessary because of growing recreation use and changes in the types of motorized recreation on the Forest.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has issued its new 2015 Accomplishment Report highlighting the forest’s many successes across a diverse range of programs, including wildland firefighting, forest and aquatic habitat restoration, special wildlife projects, environmental education, partnerships, and volunteer programs.