Land & Resources Management

How we manage our natural resources, land, water, soil, plants and animals, will affect the quality of life for present and future generations. Our approach is congruent with the concept of sustainable development, a scientific principle that forms a basis for large-scale land management and environmental governance to conserve and preserve natural resources.


Look here for planning documents that guide how we manage the forest. The focus is regional, forest, landscape or watershed level.


Learn about specific projects the forest is evaluating, planning or implementing.

  • Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA),
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects,
  • Comprehensive Environmental Compliance, Compensation and Response Act (CERCLA) -- administrative record files for cleanup projects.

Resource Management

This section includes information about actions resulting from the forest’s plans and projects:

Geospatial Data

Find our GIS (Geographic Information System) data available for download here.

Fire Management

The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie is home to a robust and active fire program with multiple crews patrolling and responding to fires throughout the forest, region and nation.

Project Spotlights

Fisher's Released on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Fisher Release at Buck Creek

State, federal, tribal, and private partners have begun a project releasing the endangered fisher back into the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Cascade Mountains!