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Spring Prescribed Burn Season Alert

The Colville National Forest has begus to carry out planned prescribed fire operations and willl continue as conditions allow.

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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Paraguayan Range Managers Visit the Colville National Forest

A group of about 15 pose with paraguay

In July of 2023, a group or Paraguayans affiliated with the World Wildlife Fund, the Paraguayan government, and Ganadero-cattlemen visited the Republic Ranger District on the Colville National Forest.

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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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