Pacific Northwest Region Overview

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Welcome to the Pacific Northwest!

The Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service contains 17 national Forests, two National Scenic Areas, a national grassland, and two National Volcanic Monuments, all within the states of Oregon and Washington. These national forests provide forest products for communities, forage for cattle and wildlife, habitat for fish, plants and animals, and some of the finest recreation opportunities found anywhere.

  • Current Fire Information

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    Find incident information and maps for active wildfires in the Pacific Northwest Region.

  • Smoke & Air Quality

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    Check air quality status and get tips on how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke.

Plan Your Adventure

  • Pacific Northwest Forest Almanac

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    If you're interested in learning more about the forests in the Pacific Northwest, check out our Forest Almanac. It includes fun facts and other information that will provide a rich understanding of the area. 

  • Accessible Outdoor Adventures

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    Interested in learning more about some places where people of all kinds of abilities can explore? Check out our Accessible Outdoor Recreation Adventure interactive map that includes accessible hiking and camping areas from across the Pacific Northwest.

  • List of National Forests & Grasslands

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    With 17 forest units in Oregon and Washington, it can be tough to find the right one. Look up a national forest or grassland on this simple interactive map.

Highlights

Features

Pacific Northwest Forests Receive Resources to Address Natural Disasters

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The USDA Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest has been allocated $291.2 million in disaster relief supplemental funding to address damage caused by the wildfires, floods, and extreme weather events the region experienced in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The funds will go to priority road and bridge repair, hazardous material/waste removal, watershed restoration, and other critical recovery needs on National Forest lands.

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Forest Service Regional Community Forum

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Click here to watch a video about updates on implementing the wildfire crisis strategy, the 2022 fire year outlook, a questions and answers session, and more with Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Glenn Casamassa and regional leaders.

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