2013 MSH/MTA TSI
Young stand thinning and bough removal to optimize the health and growth of young stands as well as firewood collection.
Cave Bear Road Management
The Cave-Bear Road Management project focuses on road decommissioning, closure and maintenance in Trout Lake Creek, Cave-Bear Creek, and Dry/Lost Creeks watersheds to restore failing roads and remove unneeded roads from the transportation system.
Crater View Climb
Project identifies a climbing route on the north side of Mt. St. Helens. No trail construction, machinery or tools will be required.
3,400 acre timber thinning project, to include commercial thinning on 41 units utlizing ground-based, skyline, and possibly helicopter logging systems. Approximately 7.17 miles of road are proposed to be closed and stabilized following harvest. A suite of other restoration projects are also proposed.
Smith Butte Research Natural Area Establishment
This proposal would officially establish the Smith Butte Research Natural Area (RNA). It is currently proposed in the Gifford Pinchot Land and Resource Management Plan and has been effectively treated as an RNA since 1990.
Ape Canyon to Smith Creek Trail
Add to our existing trail system to provide a better mountain bike trail to connect the Ape Canyon Trail with the Smith Creek Trail. This completes a loop from Ape Canyon to FR99 and back down Smith Creek to Ape Canyon
Ape Cave Overflow Parking
A new parking lot would be constructed; approximately 0.2 acres in size, between the current parking lot and the existing overflow parking area.
ARRA Bridges EA
Removal and replacement of three bridges. All will be replaced with steel modular bridges. Two bridges are deteriorating log stringers, the third is a cement bridge which is buckling.
Botanical Special Forest Products Harvest
The Forest proposes to authorize and regulate the sustainable harvest of forest botanical products, including salal, fungi (including mushrooms), huckleberries, and beargrass, as well as less frequently requested botanical species.
Cowlitz Thin Timber Sale
Commercial Thinning of approximately 700 acres in matrix and LSR, mixture of young and older stands.
Dry Burton Timber Sale
Commercial thinning of approximately 320 acres of mid-seral planted stands.Recontruct approximately 2 miles of closed roads (to be closed again after completion of project).
Goat Mountain Hardrock Prospecting Permit Applications
USFS consent decision, with required conditions, for BLM to issue two Federal Hardrock Mineral Prospecting Permits. The area encompasses 900 acres on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Goat Point Salvage
A snow and freezing rain event in Jan. 2012 caused extensive tree damage. These stands have been identified with substantial tree fall/top breakage. The purpose of this project is to recover valuable wood products from dead and dying trees. A comment period on the draft decision/ananalysis document ends December 23, 2013. Please see the "Notification for Comment Period" letter below on how to submit comments.
Ice Caves Cattle & Horse Allotment
Develop/update the management standards and mitigation measures (Allotment Management Plan) to assure cattle grazing is in compliance with the 1990 Gifford Pinchot National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan.
Juvenile Salmonid Acclimation Facilities Project
A decision has been signed authorizing the construction and
maintenance of 2 salmonid acclimation sites in the upper Lewis
River watershed that would supplement the reintroduction of
anadromous fish to the Lewis River watershed. A special use permit will be issued to PacifiCorps to construct and maintain the facilities,
as part of the Lewis River Settlement Agreement.
Thin 40-year old trees within a 70-acre area to accelerate growth.
Martha Creek Dam Removal
The segment of dam proposed for removal is approximately 40 feet across by a maximum of 7 feet high.
Drill holes would be made into the dam to facilitate placement of explosive materials into the concrete structure.
Mowich Huckleberry Enhancement
Thin conifers to a 30-40% residual canopy cover, reconstruct approximately 1.0 mile of road, yard tops attached to landings (machine pile landing slash), burn slash piles. Objective is to enhance huckleberry growth and production.
North Fork Timber Sale
Commercial thinning and regeneration harvest for forest health issues, and maintenance or enhancement of wildlife and aquatic features.
Pepper Cat Thin
commercially thinning approximately 2300 acres in the MSHNVM. Commercial thinning, treatments designed to address forest health issues, and treatments to retain or enhance wildlife are possible activities.
Polepatch Huckleberry Restoration
Improve production of native huckleberries on 774 acres to benefit local Native Americans, recreational berry pickers, and wildlife through thinning and prescribed burning treatments.
Sawtooth Huckleberry Restoration Project
The proposal is to enhance huckleberry production. A variety of methods for reducing tree canopy cover could occur, including lopping, girdling, firewood harvest, commercial timber harvest, and prescribed burning.
Upper Wind River Road Decommission
Decommission FSR 3056, the highest priority decommission in the Wind River watershed from an aquatics standpoint. Project would include culvert removal and road surface restoration.
Win-Thin Timber Sale
Win-Thin Timber Sale proposes a commercial thinning of up to 770 acres. The construction of temporary roads and landings is also proposed.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.