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Fairchild survival school winters in the Colville Forest

Since 1964, Colville has provided the rough wilderness training stage for thousands of service members who might be forced to survive in a wilderness setting behind enemy lines through the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School.

Colville Forest schedules call on objections

The U.S. Forest Service will hold a conference call to provide an update on the review of objections to the revised Colville National Forest Plan. The call will also discuss the format and scheduling of the upcoming face-to-face meeting.

George Wuerthner: Harvesting dead trees is bad for forests

A recent article in the The Spokesman-Review (“Colville cutting down decades of decline,” Feb. 3) celebrated increased logging on the Colville National Forest. The main justification for logging is to provide fodder for the local mills at taxpayer expense while claiming that the timber cutting is “restoration.” Colville forest Supervisor Rodney Smoldon was quoted as suggesting that removal of trees would expand “forest restoration work necessary to reduce the risk of wildfire in northeast Washington.”