Accomplishment Report FY 2013

Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) was an exciting year for the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (MSHNVM) on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Employees and partners continue finding creative and innovative ways to breathe new life into the Monument. Specifically focusing efforts on goals set forth in the Strategic Investment Plan (SIP), the Monument has strengthened relationships with non-profit partners and volunteers (garnering over 35,000 volunteer hours), made significant capital investments, identified projects to increase access, created new partnerships with the local community and increased program offerings.

New Open Season for Temporary Outfitting-Guiding Permits

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.

Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center has a New Website

An interactive, multi-media website is being unveiled by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens Institute in commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the May 18, 1980 eruption (http://www.mshslc.org). The website combines photographs and scientist interviews to chronicle the story of 30 years of change and discovery in North America’s most celebrated natural laboratory and classroom.

Help Keep Caves Open

White Nose Syndrome is sweeping the country, killing millions of bats. You can help keep caves open. Please decontaminate any gear that has been in another cave. Please also print and share this poster. Learn more by clicking here.

Mount St. Helens NVM Strategic Investment Plan (4Mb pdf)

This plan shares the direction employees and partners envision for the monument into the future. It includes responses to community recommendations, past and future investments and other proposed actions meant to support Mount St. Helens as a one-of-a-kind destination offering many different options and activities, enticing visitors of all types.

Please click here to see  the July 2009 Citizen Advisory Committee Recommendations & Forest Service, Community, and Partner Accomplishments. (2 Mb pdf)

Contact: Kevin Naranjo, kjnaranjo@fs.fed.us

Enjoying the Forest on the 4th of July without Fireworks

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 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.  

Lawetlat’la Nominated as Culturally Significant

Recently, the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation voted unanimously to nominate Lawetlat’la or Mount St. Helens for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as a Traditional Cultural Property of significance to the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and Yakama Nation.

2014 Volcano Review

The 2014 Volcano Review.  The yearly publication on whats new at Mount St. Helens and includes area maps and hiking options.