Resource Management


Our botany program focuses on threatened, endangered and sensitive plants by surveying, monitoring and managing rare plants and their communities.  

Click here to see where the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF proposes to treat non-native invasive plants with herbicide this Summer. Although many invasive plants can be pulled out by hand, some are better treated with herbicide (either due to the size of the infestation or ability to grow from roots left in the soil). Herbicide treatments typically occur between May and September and are dependent upon plant development and local weather conditions. All proposed herbicide treatments are consistent with the 2015 Invasive Plant Treatment EIS and Record of Decision. Where herbicide treatments occur on the Forest an 8.5’x11’ public notification sign will be posted providing additional information about the treated area. This map serves as public notification of our intent to use herbicide to treat non-native invasive plants and will be updated annually before treatments are schedule to occur.

Fire Management

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest uses a full range of wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire options to protect, enhance and restore resources and developments within and adjacent to the forest.

Recreation Management

Recreation on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is characterized by easy to access day-use opportunities.  Nearly 40 developed campgrounds, more than 1,500 miles of trail,  nine wilderness areas and hundreds of accessible lakes, rivers and streams provide visitors with limitless choices for year-around activities.

Skagit Wild and Scenic River

The  Skagit Wild and Scenic River System is managed to protect and enhance the free-flowing condition, water quality and outstanding values for which the river was designated, while providing for public recreation and resource uses that do not adversely impact or degrade those values.

Timber Management

Timber management on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest involves growing and harvesting timber and other forest products. Sales of timber and other products are designed to maintain or improve forest resources like wildlife habitat and also to provide jobs and products for people to enjoy.

Timber and Special Forest Product Sales
Timber and forest products information are posted on proposed sales along with the results of the sale auctions.

Look for detailed information about timber and special forest products sales for bid, including bid dates, contacts and sale documents. 

Timber Sales


Midnight Thin DxP SBA Timber Sale

Due to social distancing requirements, bids will only be received by mail, postmarked on or before 9/8/2021. There will be a socially-distanced public bid opening outdoors at the North Bend Office on 9/13/2021 at 2:00 PM.

Boardman Thin DxP Reoffer Sale

NOTICE: The appraised haul route on the Mountain Loop Highway has a bridge with a weight restriction owned and administered by Snohomish County, WA. The bridge is short span, approximately 30 feet, and located at MP 14.6 (Wisconsin Creek / Bridge #620). This bridge is subject to permitting by Snohomish County Public Works. Appraisal allowances are included for estimated permitting costs, potential construction, and use of an additional portable support for crossing the short span with overweight equipment. It is highly encouraged that prospective bidders discuss these weight restricted bridges with Snohomish County Public Works prior to submitting a bid. Per the request of Snohomish County, it is recommended that bidders submit documents to Snohomish County no later than three weeks prior to bid closing date. Snohomish County will require proposed vehicle axle spacing and load per axle.