Regional News

Commissioner Franz Enacts Statewide DNR Burn Ban

Jul 01, 2021
With fire danger increasing ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has signed an order…

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…