Stories tagged: colville national forest
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
Spokane-area families create tradition by hunting for their Christmas trees in the forest (and the price is right)
Though not the most popular way to obtain a tree, cut-your-own Christmas trees remain an important part of family traditions – old and new – for some Spokane families.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
After 15 years of deliberations, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it has approved a management plan for the Colville National Forest that creates about 61,000 acres of new protected …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
On Friday, a judge temporarily blocked the killing of the sole surviving member of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack.
Sat., July 27, 2019
A nearly two-decade-long process determining the style and scope of management on the 1.1 million-acre Colville National Forest will come to a close this fall.
Tue., April 2, 2019
Individuals or groups who filed objections to the draft Colville National Forest Plan will have a chance to meet with officials April 24-26 in Colville.
Mon., April 1, 2019
Last week, The Spokesman-Review reported that fishing guides on Lake Roosevelt have been
Wed., March 6, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Ignoring years of collaboration, Colville National Forest reduces eligible wilderness areas in draft plan
A proposal that would have more than quadrupled the amount of protected wilderness in Eastern Washington came to a screeching halt this fall.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
Members of the Togo wolf pack killed a cow in the Colville National Forest and injured another last week, according to state wildlife officials.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018
Wolf management proposal floated by Spokane-based conservation group asking ranchers to graze cattle on lower Colville National Forest allotments met with suspicion, hope
The Lands Council is proposing that ranchers who have grazing allotments on the Colville National Forest shift their cattle from higher allotments to lower elevation ones.
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018
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 …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
After decades of declining timber harvests and forest restoration projects, the Colville National Forest has turned a corner and is dramatically increasing both.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Whitebark pines, a struggling but ecologically important species, are getting a boost in northeastern Washington from the Colville National Forest and the
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
A fire burning far north of Spokane in Pend Oreille County near Sullivan Lake grew to about 1,700 acres Monday night.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016
A to Z project planned by timber industry, environmentalists and local government has been allowed to go forward, helping preserve jobs and the resource.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016
An environmental group trying to stop a logging project on the Colville National Forest was dealt another setback last week, when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied its request …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
A federal judge ruled against an environmental group Friday seeking an emergency injunction to stop a logging project in the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
The Colville National Forest is recruiting for 50 seasonal workers for 2017 in northeast Washington.
Fri., July 1, 2016
At a roundtable discussion in Spokane on Friday, firefighting officials told Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers they’ve made great strides in preparing for this summer’s wildfire season, but more Congressional action …
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016
Allowing company funded environmental reviews opens way to private control of national forests.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
The United States Forest Service just bought about 2,400 acres that will add to the Colville National Forest and preserve areas around a Congressionally designated trail. The area surrounding Big …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015
Fourth-grade students are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit from local national forests as part of an initiative to get children outdoors.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
In a pilot project that has attracted national attention – and some controversy – the Colville National Forest has turned to a timber company to help it restore the forest.
Mon., Oct. 26, 2015
Wildfires can be both a beneficial and destructive presence in the Northern Rockies, and experts are still trying to get a read on the 2015 season.
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015
Sporadic showers and cool temperatures Monday continued to aid crews battling wildfires across the region, but officials cautioned that fire season could linger into October. Much of the forest remains …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
A 2,000-acre wildfire has closed several trails in the Kettle Crest area, a popular destination for hiking, biking and backpacking on the Colville National Forest.
Sat., Aug. 8, 2015
For the past 50 years, oil and gas companies involved in offshore drilling have paid into a fund that has provided protection for the basalt formations in Riverside State Park, …
Thu., July 2, 2015
With the extremely hot and dry conditions, Fourth of July campers in North Idaho and Eastern Washington should consider their campouts fire-free unless they have a fire ring inside a …
Mon., May 11, 2015
An 85-acre fire burning on the Colville National Forest is about 50 percent contained, according to the Forest Service.
Sun., May 3, 2015
OUTLAW – Colville National Forest officers are looking for tips in the case of a four-wheel-drive vehicle that left deep marks in a restored meadow this month. After the meadow …