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.
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.
Wilderness is the wildest of the wild. It has no roads, no development. A great trip involves planning and preparation to be safe and enjoyable.
Providing A Safe, Welcoming, And Inclusive Experience for All Visitors
The Forest Service recognizes and shares in the grief and hurt over the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
Lady Lookouts on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
During WWII, women stepped into a variety of positions usually filled by men. This included National Forest Fire Lookouts, or “lady lookouts,” as they were sometimes called.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Recreation Fee Proposal
The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest recently proposed the addition of new fee sites at 20 developed recreation sites under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.
The Snow Lake trail now open
The Snow Lake trail #1013 has reopened!