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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Presolicitation:Noxious Weed Treatment on the Republic and Three Rivers Ranger District, Colville National Forest
She'd left the eastside to attend Western Washington University in Bellingham, but now had returned to where she grew up and was working as a forestry technician in Colville National Forest.
The town also boosts miles of roads which connect to ATV designated trails in the Colville National Forest.
I live in Eastern Washington, and do a lot of Cutthroat trout fishing up 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.
For thousands of years, Indians of the upper Columbia Basin used the land of present-day Colville National Forest for fishing, hunting, and foraging.
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).
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.