Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands through which the trail passes in the Northern and Pacific Northwest Regions of the Forest Service, Glacier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks, and Bureau of Land Management Lands in northern Washington. The trail traverses the Flathead, Kootenai, and Idaho Panhandle Forests in the Northern Region, and the Colville, Okanogan-Wenatchee, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, and Olympic National Forests in the Pacific Northwest Region.

Location Summary

The trail begins at the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and travels 1,200 miles through 7 National Forests, 3 National Parks, BLM, state, tribal, municipal and private lands in MT, ID, WA.

Forests: Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Priest Lake Ranger District, Glacier View Ranger District, Rexford Ranger District, Fortine Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District, Mt Baker Ranger District, Olympic National Forest All Units, Methow Valley Ranger District, Republic Ranger District, Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Tonasket Ranger District, Three Rivers Ranger District

Project Milestones

MilestoneDate
Scoping Start11/01/2017
Comment Period03/16/2023
Objection Period Start07/13/2023
Decision11/13/2023
Implementation01/01/2024 (Estimated)

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