Snoqualmie National Forest

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Snoqualmie National Forest

IUCN Category VI – Protected Area with Sustainable use of Natural Resources

Eagle Falls – eine Gumpe im South Fork Skykomish River im Snoqualmie National Forest, südöstlich von Index (Aufnahme von 2010)

Eagle Falls – a pool in the South Fork Skykomish River in the Snoqualmie National Forest, southeast of Index (2010 photo)

Location King County / Snohomish County / Pierce County / Kittitas County, Washington, USA
Area 3.889.52 km²
Geographical position 47° 30′ N, 121° 30′ WCoordinates 47° 30′ 0″ N, 121° 30′ 0″ W
Snoqualmie National Forest (Washington)
Snoqualmie National Forest

Setup date 1. July 1908
Administration U.S. Forest Service

The Snoqualmie National Forest is a National Forest in King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kittitas counties in the U.S. state of Washington. It was designated on July 1, 1908, by splitting off an area of over 3,800 square miles from the Washington National Forest. The area increased by a split from the Rainier National Forest on October 13, 1933. In 1974, the Snoqualmie National Forest was administratively combined with the Mount Baker National Forest to form the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.[1] Portions of the Snoqualmie National Forest are located (in descending order) in King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kittitas counties. There are local ranger districts in North Bend and Skykomish.[2] The main office is located in Everett. As of September 30, 2007, the Snoqualmie National Forest is 5,091.62 square miles, or 49 percent of the total Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Wilderness Areas

There are seven officially designated wilderness areas within the Snoqualmie National Forest that are part of the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System. Two of them also extend into neighboring National Forests.

  • Alpine Lakes Wilderness (primarily in the Wenatchee National Forest)
  • Clearwater Wilderness
  • Henry M. Jackson Wilderness (partially in the Mount Baker National Forest and the Wenatchee National Forest)
  • Norse Peak Wilderness
  • Wild Sky Wilderness

Individual references

  1. Davis, Richard C.:National Forests of the United States(pdf) Forest History Society. Retrieved September 29, 2005.
  2. USFS Ranger Districts by State

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