Snoqualmie National Forest
Snoqualmie National Forest is a United States National Forest in the State of Washington. It was established on 1 July 1908, when an area of 961,120 acres (3,889.52 km²) was split from the existing Washington National Forest. Its size was increased on 13 October 1933, when a part of Rainier National Forest was added. In 1974 Snoqualmie was administratively combined with Mount Baker National Forest to make Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. In descending order of land area, Snoqualmie National Forest lies in parts of King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kittitas counties. There are local ranger district offices in North Bend and Skykomish. Its main base is in Everett, Washington. As of 30 September 2007, it had an area of 1,258,167 acres (5,091.62 km²), representing about 49 percent of the combined forest's total acreage.
There are seven officially designated wilderness areas within Snoqualmie National Forest that are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Two of them extend into neighboring National Forests (as indicated).
- Alpine Lakes Wilderness (mostly in Wenatchee NF)
- Clearwater Wilderness
- Henry M. Jackson Wilderness (partly in Mount Baker NF and in Wenatchee NF)
- Norse Peak Wilderness
- Wild Sky Wilderness
- Forest History Society
- Listing of the National Forests of the United States and Their Dates (from Forest History Society website) Text from Davis, Richard C., ed. Encyclopedia of American Forest and Conservation History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company for the Forest History Society, 1983. Vol. II, pp. 743-788.