Gifford Pinchot National Forest will soon offer opportunities for local businesses to provide outfitter and guiding services on the Forest. The GPNF is offering an open season for outfitters and guides to submit proposals for temporary permits to conduct outfitter and guiding activities during the 2015 calendar year. Temporary permits authorize short-term outfitting and guiding use, up to a maximum of 200 service days, in a 180 calendar day period. Proposals for temporary permits must be submitted during the GPNF open season scheduled from November 1 through December 15, 2014.
The Mount St. Helens Institute, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, and Washington Trails Association are hosting a grand opening of the Volcano View Point Trail in celebration of 21 years of National Public Lands Day. Volunteers are needed for this year’s National Public Lands Day event from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday September 27, 2014 at Kalama Horse Camp. Kalama Horse Camp is located on Forest Road 81, just north of Cougar, WA.