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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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.
Forest Plan Revision
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Seattle City Light and Forest Service continue to collaborate to improve recreation opportunities in the Boundary Project Area, within the Colville National Forest.
A first-of-its-kind burn with the WA DNR. New agreements open new possibilities.
Christmas Tree Permits 2023
Grab the saw, get a map, buy your permit, and bundle up!
2023 Fuelwood Permits
The Colville National Forest will offer free personal use firewood authorizations using a self-service procedure.
Josh White Named Forest Supervisor
Josh White Named Forest Supervisor for the Colville National Forest
Alerts & Warnings
- Flume Creek Closure Order: 06-21-35-23-08
- Prescribed Burn Notice
- 06-21-00-21-02: Food Storage Order
- TERMINATION of Public Use Restrictions: 06-21-09-23-06
- TERMINATION of Salmo Basin Fire Closure: 06-21-35-23-04
- TERMINATION of Crater Creek Fire Closure: 06-21-09-23-07
- TERMINATION of Closure Order: 06-21-12-23-01 Nancy Creek Road Washout Closure