Regional News

Commissioner Franz Urges Residents, Recreationists to ‘Play it Safe’ this Wildfire Season

News Release


Apr 23, 2021
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is encouraging residents to play it safe when it comes to human-caused wildfires.  …





Fire Precaution Level, Fire Danger Ratings Increase in Eastern Washington


Jul 23, 2020
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in industrial fire precaution…

Agencies to begin fourth and final round of translocating mountain goats from the Olympics to the Cascades

News Release


Jul 22, 2020
Starting July 27, a coalition of state and federal agencies, with support from local tribes, will begin the fourth and final…

Okanogan County limited-entry deer hunt applications due Aug. 14


Jul 15, 2020
Eighteen lucky hunters will have an opportunity to hunt for deer this fall on the 6,000- acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the…

Secretary Bernhardt Listens to Local Concerns and Scraps Plans to Reintroduce Grizzly Bears into the North Cascades Ecosystem


Jul 08, 2020
 U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced today at a roundtable with community members…

Changes in Washington overtime rules take effect July 1


Jul 01, 2020
Updates to Washington’s rules that spell out what type of workers don’t have to receive overtime pay take effect July 1. The…