As of May 9th, 2014, the “Disappearing Lake” (labeled South Prairie on Gifford Pinchot National Forest maps) is full of water and is accessible from the west but is not yet accessible from Trout Lake due to snow over the roads.
South Prairie a unique place that is a lake in the late winter and spring, but drains quickly to form an expansive dry meadow. Read more
Edible Portland explores the Yakama Nation and their relationship to Wiwnu, the huckleberry, and the 1932 Handshake Agreement.
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.
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.
US Forest Service Scientist identify key fungal species that may help explain the mysteries of White Nose Sydrome.
Eagle Scout Project Improves New Sign at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater.
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.
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
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
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.
To read the Columbian coverage and watch video of the blasts click here.
This program created and maintained more than 4,500 jobs and improved the fire-resiliency of forestland near communities.
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.
This sale consists of trees of insufficient quality for saw timber. In the past, dead trees were burned at costs up to $700 an acre. Instead, it is now sold as biomass.