Colville National Forest


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Colville National Forest

Address:765 S Main St
Colville, WA 99114

Phone:509-684-7000
Fax:509-684-7080
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/colville
Size: 1,100,000 acres.
Location:Northeast corner of Washington, bordering Canada. Accessible by US 395; CA 20 and 21. Nearby cities/towns include Colville, Newport, Metaline Falls, and Republic.
Facilities:28 campgrounds, 3 group camps, dispersed camping, 6 interpretive sites, picnic sites, trails (485+ miles), scenic drives, ski area, ORV area.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, rafting, hiking, ORV riding, mountain biking, swimming, water-skiing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Forest encompasses three mountain ranges, Okanogan, Kettle River, and Selkirk, considered foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Features include Salmo-Priest Wilderness, located in the wet, western slopes of the Selkirks and containing old-growth forests of red cedar, Douglas fir, and western hemlock; 49 Degrees North Ski, a full-service ski resort; Sherman Pass, the highest pass in Washington. The only herd of woodland caribou in Washington resides in the northeastern corner of the forest near Metaline Falls.

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The town also boosts miles of roads which connect to ATV designated trails in the Colville National Forest.
Forest Service personnel on the Colville National Forest (CNF) in northeastern Washington identified a 70-acre site near the East LeClerc Creek as a possible candidate for the study.
Although Colville boasts a fine museum, the shaded trails of Colville National Forest, paddling on Lake Roosevelt, and breathtaking mountain scenery, it's never been a popular tourist destination, much less touted as a culinary hot spot--but that's all changing.
Washington's Colville National Forest saw the clear cutting of over 4,000 acres; thousands more in Montana's Yaak River Basin and hundreds of acres of pristine forest land in Idaho, while the endangered Mexican Spotted Owl habitat in Arizona fell victim to corporate interests.
Nestled in the Colville National Forest in Washington is an area used by the Air Force Survival School at Fairchild Air Force Base.
In Washington state, heavy lightning storms over the past two nights sparked dozens of small fires in Olympic National Park, the Colville National Forest north of Spokane, the Wenatchee National Forest and the Okanogan National Forest.
My first experience with DoD's land-management policies came 13 years ago when I was a student in the Air Force Combat Survival School in the Colville National Forest north of Spokane, Washington.
All raw materials used in this study were obtained from the Colville Ranger District on the Colville National Forest (eastern Washington) or the Priests Lake Ranger District on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest (northern Idaho).
In another court case filed in February, conservation groups headed by the Inland Empire Public Lands Council challenged Chief Robertson's rejection of their appeal of the plan for the Colville National Forest.
1-million-acre Colville National Forest of northeastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, 2.