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The Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6) of the US Forest Service contains 17 National Forests, two National Scenic Areas, a National Grassland, and two National Volcanic Monuments, all within the States of Oregon and Washington. These national forests provide timber for people, forage for cattle and wildlife, habitat for fish, plants, and animals, and some of the finest recreation lands in the country.

National Forests in Washington and Oregon Offer “On Demand” Phone Interpretation

The Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service announced a pilot “on demand” phone interpretation service to enhance public service to non-native English speakers. Information about this new translation service is available in 10 languages.

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Stories from the Great Pacific Northwest - Forest Service

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Recent News


2015 Fire Season Story Map

Map showing areas where fires burned 2015

The story map below provides an interactive narrative timeline of the 2015 wildfire season across the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Region.

Pacific Northwest Regional Interactive Almanac

Map representing the almanac

Check out the new interactive Pacific Northwest Regional Almanac. Explore all the great recreational opportunities in the Region while viewing breath-taking photos.


New Canyon Documented in Mt. Jefferson Wilderness

Image of slot canyon Valhalla

Mt. Jefferson Slot Canyon, known as Valhalla Canyon, was found when a firefighter flew over it in a fire assignment. It took three expeditions and four years to locate the canyon on foot.

Forest Plan Revisions

Pacific Northwest forest vicinity map.

View our summary report of the 16 forest-level plan revision listening sessions that were held across Oregon and Washington between April and June 2015. 


Pacific Northwest Recreation Opportunities

Pacific Northwest Recreation Opportunities

Enjoy your Pacific Northwest National Forest areas from the ground up. Whether hiking, fishing, or a casual walk, many areas are highly accessible.

Learn About Accessible Adventures in Pacific Northwest National Forests

Learn About Accessible Adventures in Pacific Northwest National Forests

Learn about the many recreation sites in the Pacific Northwest that are suitable for everyone. 

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