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2015 wildfires led to fewer prescribed burns

WENATCHEE — Last summer’s wildfires had yet another impact on North Central Washington: fewer acres on the national forest were treated through prescribed burning.

Meetings this week on motorized travel in National Forests

WENATCHEE — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will hold meetings in Cashmere and Okanogan this week to present more information and take comment about its newly released Environmental Assessment for Motorized Travel Management.

Forest Service releases weed plan

WENATCHEE — The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is proposing to treat more than 16,000 acres of weeds across the 4.1 million-acre forest and put in place a new mechanism for responding rapidly to new patches of invasive plants.

Hearing scheduled for fruit packers’ wastewater permit

LEAVENWORTH — The state Department of Ecology will host a training session, workshop and public hearing in Leavenworth later this month on new requirements for fruit packers to ensure their wastewater complies with discharge standards.

More damages discovered on forest roads

NCW — As snow melts from higher-elevations roads in North Central Washington, road damage is being discovered throughout the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Common Ground | Touring wildfire presentation launches in June

A powerful wildfire presentation will begin making the rounds of North Central Washington communities to help address this vexing challenge. The presentation features Dr. Paul Hessburg of the Wenatchee National Forest and was produced by North 40 Productions.

Forest Service advisory committee to meet

WENATCHEE — An advisory committee for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will meet next week to hear updates on planning for the forest.

Peshastin-Dryden sewer project to begin next year

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD expects to begin construction next year on a state-mandated project that will reduce phosphorous discharge into the Wenatchee River by combining the PUD-owned Peshastin and Dryden sewer systems.

Warmer temps, rain expected in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — More snow is in the forecast today for the east slopes of the Cascades, while higher Cascade passes could get another foot of flakes.

Climate at ‘breaking point’, leaders urge breakthrough

PARIS — World leaders launched an ambitious attempt Monday to hold back the earth’s rising temperatures, with the United States and China urging the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

Fall chinook having record season

NCW — Fall chinook are spawning in record numbers this year, thanks in large part to public utilities that have been spilling water over dams for years to help fish, according to the Bonneville Power Administration.

No easy answers when it comes to wildfires

WENATCHEE — More than 400 people packed the Numerica Performing Arts Center Monday afternoon to listen and participate in a community conversation about wildfires.