Welcome to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Located on the west side of the Cascades between the Canadian border and Mt. Rainier National Park, you will find glacier-covered peaks, spectacular mountain meadows and old-growth forests rich in history and outdoor opportunities.


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To New Beginnings!

Large cedar being removed from the forest with an excavator

The MBS is moving to San Francisco! Well, a couple trees that is. Last year, we found a Cedar and a Douglas Fir on the Money Creek campground that were dying from root rot. So, we felled the trees, and it just so happens that they’re the right size for a ship restoration project at the San Francisco Maritime National Park! That means we will be removing these logs from our forest and donating the timber to preserve a little Bay Area history. Once milled in Washington, then treated in Oregon, it will be delivered to the San Francisco NP for restoration to begin.

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MOU signed between Nooksack Indian Tribe with Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF

RoseMary LaClair wraps Jody Weil in an Indian blanket

With arms outreached, the Nooksack Indian Tribe Chair wrapped a blanket around the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Supervisor. It was a sign of importance on a day of importance. “When we wrap someone with a blanket, it signifies that we are wrapping their thoughts and their heart and everything that will come as a trouble to them,” said Nooksack Indian Tribe Chair RoseMary LaClair. “It signifies a blessing.”

The gifting of the Indian blanket concluded the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Nooksack Indian Tribe and the USDA Forest Service’s Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS), on Feb. 16, 2023. The MOU formalized the relationship between these government-to-government entities—recognizing their co-stewardship of the land. “This was a very powerful commitment that we made,” said Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Supervisor Jody Weil.

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