Local News

Governor Inslee adds Okanogan County to Drought Declaration


Apr 17, 2015
On Friday, Governor Jay Inslee declared a drought in 13 river basins in Washington state, including the Okanogan River. The…





North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 16


Mar 11, 2015
The effort to reopen the North Cascades Highway will begin Monday, March 16 from the east side and work from the west side will…

Wildfire response proposal passed by House


Mar 10, 2015
The state House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill today that would require a variety of changes in how the state…

Restoration Work in Backcountry


Mar 10, 2015
Resource specialists on the Methow Valley Ranger District are analyzing effects of implementing backcountry and wilderness…

Snowmobile Gates Opening Early on Tonasket Ranger District


Mar 09, 2015
With this year’s early thaw and warm temperatures, some of the snowmobile gates are opening early on Tonasket Ranger District…

South Summit II Forest and Fuels Project 30-day Comment Period


Mar 09, 2015
The Forest Service is seeking comments on a preliminary Environmental Assessment for the South Summit II Forest and Fuels…