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The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is a large and diverse landscape, encompassing over 4 million acres along the east slopes of the Cascade Range in Washington. 


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Conconully Ranger Station Auction

Conconully RS Auction

Own a Piece of History! The old Conconully Ranger Station can be yours! 

The Forest Service is auctioning six buildings and 0.78 acre of land known as the Conconully Work Center.  Formerly known as the Conconully Ranger Station, the Work Center is in the town of Conconully, Washington. Located at 405 Main Street, between Boone Street and Lake Street, adjacent to existing residences and commercial properties.

Online Interactive Mapping Survey

Taneum Forest project survey poster

You are invited to participate in the Manastash-Taneum Resilient Landscapes Community Forest Values Mapping Project

The Cle Elum Ranger District is partnering with Central Washington University and the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative to conduct an online interactive mapping survey to obtain public input for restoration and future management of this valued landscape. 

Please share where and how you experience this landscape! Please go to this interactive map survey:


Submit your survey responses by September 10, 2018 

Give it a try! 

For more information contact Cle Elum Ranger District (509) 852-1100
or Jennifer Lipton, PhD at CWU Geography (509) 963-1164

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Outdoor Essentials Poster

Outdoor Essentials poster

Remember what to take before you head outdoors! Here's a one-page infographic to make it simple (in English, Spanish, and Russian).

Treasured Landscapes - Majestic Methow

Natalie Kuehler

Since 2012, an area of the Forest that encompasses the Pasayten Wilderness and almost to Winthrop has been part of the National Forest Foundation’s Treasured Landscapes. 


2017 Holden Mine Cleanup Update

Holden Mine Cleanup

A massive mine clean-up is restoring the landscape and contributing millions to the local economy; pictures, video and more available here.

Celebrating Wildflowers

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Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests, and to education about the values of native plants.

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Fire Danger EXTREME sign

Fire Restrictions

Enchantments Permit Information [link]

Enchantments Permit Information

Wilderness Ranger Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities