New office hours at Tonasket Ranger District

TONASKET – Beginning Monday, Dec. 1, the business hours for Tonasket Ranger District will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute closure for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

The office provides Forest information, Northwest Forest Passes and other National Forest recreation passes, maps, a small bookstore and permits for special forest products such as firewood.

Forest information and passes are available online at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/okawen and www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/passes-permits/recreation respectively.

Permit sales for firewood and Christmas trees continue to be available through vendors including:

•Hughes Department Store in Oroville

• The Junction in Tonasket

• Conconully General Store in Conconully

“The change of office hours better reflects service to the public while allowing district staff an available lunch time period” said Matt Reidy, District Ranger.

For more information, please contact the Tonasket Ranger District at 509-486-2186.

About Shannon O'Brien

Shannon O'Brien is a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest