The Colville National Forest
is a U.S.
Forest located in northeastern Washington state.
It is bordered on the west by the
Okanogan National Forest
and the Kaniksu National
to the east. The forest itself also contains Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife
Refuge and the Lake Roosevelt National
encompasses a mountainous area consisting of the Kettle River and
ranges, and the upper reaches of the Columbia River.
, bald eagles
, and the
last remaining herd of caribou
in the lower
The forest has a total area of 954,413 acres
(1,491.3 sq mi, or 3,862.4 km²). A 1993 Forest Service study
estimated that the extent of old growth
in the Forest was . In descending order of forestland area it is
located in parts of Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties. The forest headquarters is located in
Washington. There are local ranger district offices located in
Falls, Metaline Falls, Newport, and Republic.