Winter recreation in your Pacific Northwest forests.
Edible Portland explores the Yakama Nation and their relationship to Wiwnu, the huckleberry, and the 1932 Handshake Agreement.
The Mount Adams Institute (MAI) will raise money to move an existing historic building to replace the burned Peterson Prairie Cabin. The existing historic building is scheduled for demolition. Moving it onto the Peterson Prairie site would save the structure and fill the void.
The Mount Adams institute has set up a donation site on their website. Click here to watch the video
U.S. Forest Service officials announced this week the release of the Decision Notice (DN) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) documenting the agency’s consent to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to issue permits to Ascot USA, Inc. for limited mineral prospecting on Goat Mountain, in the upper Green River Watershed of northwest Skamania County, Wash.
The summer season is a great time to enjoy the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, but it is important to note that the use or possession of fireworks of any kind is prohibited on National Forest Lands. Camp fire safety is also crucial this summer. Please never leave a campfire unattended, and always make sure it is totally out before leaving.
Today holly has invaded all the wooded areas, borders and flower beds in the housing area. Many holly trees have been cut down in the past, but have resprouted to form multiple trunks, and grown to 4-5 inches around.
The 4th of July holiday and the summer season is a great time to enjoy the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, including the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument but it is important to note that the use or possession of fireworks of any kind is prohibited on National Forest Lands
A wildflower-lined mountain road with pot-holes and check-dams made for a slow trip to the trail where the Vancouver NAACP Rites of Passage youth were at work on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
A rare late-Winter break in rain provided a dry, although chilly, opportunity for students from Portland's Cleveland High School to tour the dam-removal and fisheries enhancement site at Wind River Work Center to learn about why the old Hemlock dam was razed and what else the Mt. Adams Ranger District is doing at the site. They also learned a lot about some of the processes associated with anadromous (ocean-going) fish and their ecosystems.
The rains have come and the mushrooms and mushroom pickers too! The Gifford Pinchot National Forest wants visitors to know that a mushroom permit is required for all individuals who are planning to pick mushrooms in the National Forest.
Over 125 volunteers met at Marble Mt. Sno Park on Sept. 25 to give back to their national forest by cleaning up trash, setting signs, cleaning culverts, cutting firewood, removing brush from trails and more.
Every year, among the many other youth outings into the Forest, the Gifford Pinchot Urban Youth Program brings young people and their families out to cut a tree and to enjoy the snow at Wind River Work Center. Later, in the spring, they will take another group out to plant trees in that same area, giving back more than what was taken.