okanogan wenatchee national forest

[10/4/19] Year Long Forest Survey Underway

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Recreators on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest may come across students and employees of the University of Washington in the national forest conducting a survey. Questions asked on the National Visitor Use Monitoring Survey include where you recreated on the forest, how many people traveled with you, how long you were in the forest, what other […]

[9/16/19] Shoofly Fire near Lake Wenatchee

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A small wildfire is burning 12 miles west of Lake Wenatchee, about 30 miles northwest of Leavenworth, says the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Forest visitors using Forest Road #6701-500 to access Top Lake Trail #1506 may see smoke from a half-acre lightning caused fire burning nearby. Named the Shoofly Fire, it was ignited earlier this month, […]

[8/30/19] Smoldering Fires Remain Active

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Hotter and drier weather this week, coupled with a few nights of low relative humidity, resulted in increased fire activity on the wildfires being managed on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Smoke from the 180-acre South Fork Fire, burning in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness about 14 miles northwest of Leavenworth was seen late Wednesday afternoon. The […]

[8/27/19] Prescribed Burns This Fall

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The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has plans to treat over 11,000 acres of forest lands this fall, from the Canadian border to the Yakima Valley. Firefighters in Central Washington are planning to burn thousands of acres this fall to increase forest health and protect nearby communities, Forest Fire Management Officer Rob Allen said. Excluded from the […]

[8/2/19] Fire Danger Increases

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Here’s the latest with fire season in our area: The State Department of Natural Resources and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest have increased their fire danger ratings from High to Very High for state and federal forest lands in North Central Washington. Douglas County crews responded to a brush fire in the Mansfield area yesterday afternoon. […]

[6/27/19] Tussock Moth Threaten Forests

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Facing a moderate to severe tussock moth outbreak this summer, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest staff worked with a local aviation company to treat just over 5,000 acres in high-use recreation areas in the Methow Valley, Lake Wenatchee, and Blewett Pass areas with a natural bio control to minimize public safety issues and sustain public access. All […]

[6/25/19] New Leadership for Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

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The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has a new Supervisor – Kristin Bail takes over the position Sept. 1. Bail currently serves as the Acting Director for the U.S. Forest Service’s Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plant programs in Washington D.C. Bail has been in public land management for 35 years, across Oregon, Arizona, North Carolina […]