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

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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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Recent News


Motorized Travel Management Environmental Assessment Ready for Review & Comment

ATV on forest road

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:

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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.

Forest Accomplishment Report 2015

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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.  

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Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences – The Majestic Methow

Natalie Kuehler

Since 2012, an area of the Forest that encompasses the Pasayten Wilderness and almost to Winthrop has been part of the National Forest Foundation’s Treasured Landscapes. 

Draggin' Bottom

Man floating on river on inner tube

Remember, if you’re draggin’ bottom, it’s time to watch for salmon and their spawning beds!


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.

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