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.

2015 Open Season for Outfitter Guide Proposals has Closed.

2015 Open Season for Outfitter Guide Proposals has Closed.

Thanks to all that turned in a proposal, we will send applicants an update to the status of their proposal in late January or early February. Watch this website for updates on the next open season for outfitting and guide opportunities in 2016.

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest had accepted proposals for outfitter-guide use between November 1 and December 15, 2014 for the 2015 season.

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.