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Welcome to the Colville National Forest

These million acres in the northeast corner of Washington roll like the high seas. Three waves of mountains run from north to south, separated by troughs of valleys.


The Colville National Forest disproves the widely held notion that Washington state lies flat east of the Cascade Mountains. Today's 1.5 million acre forest was first shaped over 10,000 years ago by Ice Age glaciers that carved three major valleys of today's Columbia, San Poil-Curlew, and Pend Oreille River flowing north into Canada before entering the Columbia River. . Read full article

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Photo of people recreating on the Colville


Wildfire Crisis Strategy

The Forest Service's goal in launching the Wildfire Crisis Strategy was to safeguard communities and the resources they depend on by increasing fuels treatments over time, promoting community readiness, and supporting postfire recovery and restoration.

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Forest Plan Revision

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Peewee Falls and Riverside Canyon Scenic Overlook Sites Officially Open

Ranger Vadala Cutting Peewee Falls Ribbon

Seattle City Light and Forest Service continue to collaborate to improve recreation opportunities in the Boundary Project Area, within the Colville National Forest.

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Cross-boundary Prescribed Fire

Firefighters climb a hill while torching the underbrush

A first-of-its-kind burn with the WA DNR. New agreements open new possibilities.

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