Regional News

Spring black bear special hunt applications due Feb. 28


Feb 25, 2021
Hunters must buy and submit their 2021 spring black bear special hunt applications by midnight on Feb. 28. Hunts will occur in…





Hot, Dry Conditions Prompt Commissioner Franz to Enact Statewide Burn Ban

News Release


Jul 28, 2020
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz signed an order yesterday creating a statewide burn ban on all forestland under the…

Campfire restrictions go into effect on the National Forest July 24


Jul 23, 2020
Beginning Friday, July 24, campfire restrictions go into effect on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Campfires will be…

Fire Precaution Level, Fire Danger Ratings Increase in Eastern Washington


Jul 23, 2020
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in industrial fire precaution…

Agencies to begin fourth and final round of translocating mountain goats from the Olympics to the Cascades

News Release


Jul 22, 2020
Starting July 27, a coalition of state and federal agencies, with support from local tribes, will begin the fourth and final…

Okanogan County limited-entry deer hunt applications due Aug. 14


Jul 15, 2020
Eighteen lucky hunters will have an opportunity to hunt for deer this fall on the 6,000- acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the…