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The Colville National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in north eastern Washington state. It is bordered on the west by the Okanogan National Forest and the Kaniksu National Forest to the east. The forest itself also contains Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge and the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Senators Patty Murray (D) Maria Cantwell (D) Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... The Okanogan National Forest is a national forest in the North-East corner of Washington. ... The Kaniksu National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the Idaho panhandle and is one of three forests that are aggregated into the Idaho Panhandle National Forest (the other two are the Coeur dAlene and St. ... The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is a 40,198 acre refuge located east of Colville, Washington. ... Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is a recreation and conservation unit of the National Park Service that encompasses the 130 mile long Lake Roosevelt between Grand Coulee Dam and Northport, Washington in eastern Washington state. ...


The forest encompasses a mountainous area consisting of the Kettle River and Selkirk mountain ranges, and the upper reaches of the Columbia River. Wildlife include grizzly and black bears, grey wolves, cougars, bald eagles and the last remaining herd of caribou in the lower 48. The Selkirk Mountains are a mountain range originating in Idaho and Washington, and extending into SE British Columbia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Grizzly may refer to: The Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), a subspecies of the Brown Bear (Ursus arctos). ... Binomial name Ursus americanus Pallas, 1780 The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus), also known as simply the black bear or cinnamon bear, is the most common bear in North America. ... Binomial name Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758 The Grey Wolf (Canis lupus), also known colloquially as the wolf, is a mammal of the Canidae family and the ancestor of the domestic dog. ... Binomial name Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) The puma (Puma concolor) is a type of predator-feline found in North, Central, and South America. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus, 1766) The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey indigenous to North America, and is the national symbol of the United States. ... Binomial name Rangifer tarandus The reindeer, known as caribou in North America, is an Arctic-dwelling deer (Rangifer tarandus). ...


The forest headquarters is located in Colville, Washington. Colville is a city located in Stevens County, Washington. ...


External links

  • USDA Forest Service - Colville National Forest

 
 

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