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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Expecting Big Crowds this Weekend
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Expecting Big Crowds this Weekend
It is expected to be busy in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest this Memorial Day weekend. Public Affairs Officer Robin Demario called it the unofficial kickoff to the camping season. "Folks looking for sites to camp in the forest will need to have alternative plans in mind in case their favorite campground is not yet open or if it has already filled up; most fill up by late Friday after
Still a Little Longer Before Access to Enchantments Gets Easier
Still a Little Longer Before Access to Enchantments Gets Easier
Outdoor adventurers are going to have to wait a little bit longer to explore the Enchantments for the season. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Public Affairs Officer Robin Demario says there is still a lot of snow. "The road leading to Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads will probably open in early June after the snow has melted off and the roads have had a chance to dry out ... Read
Be Prepared if Venturing into the National Forest to See Spring Wildflowers
Be Prepared if Venturing into the National Forest to See Spring Wildflowers
With the spring flowers blooming, and people looking to get outdoors for some fresh air and exercise, it's important to be aware of the changes in the National Forest. Okanogan-Wenatchee Public Affairs Officer Robin Demario says keep an eye out for ticks, particularly if you bring your pet, and make sure you have proper safety gear ...
Pine Flats Campground Open
Pine Flats Campground Open
While most Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest campgrounds are still closed, Public Affairs Officer Robin Demario says Pine Flats, 14 miles up the Entiat Valley is now open. "This cozy little campground has six fee campsites that are first-come, first-serve and one reservable group site. Visitors ...
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Getting $5.5 Million in Grant Funding for Land Acquisition
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Getting $5.5 Million in Grant Funding for Land Acquisition
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be receiving $5.5 million in grant funding as part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Public Affairs Officer Victoria Wilkins says they will use it to acquire land along the I-90 corridor. "Acquiring those checkerboard lands helps preserve access, helps ensure those lands are never developed in a way that prevents the public from accessing adjace
Prescribed Burning Operations Planned for Over 9,500 acres of Forest Across Central Washington
Prescribed Burning Operations Planned for Over 9,500 acres of Forest Across Central Washington
Firefighters will begin prescribed burning operations, also known as 'good fire', throughout the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest this spring with the goal of treating more than 9,500 acres. Public Affairs Officer Robin DeMario said not only does good fire remove volatile fuels, it also makes the forest easier to defend against wildfire and helps protect public lands and local communities that a

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