Ape Cave Interpretive Site Improvement Projects
Actions being considered to address the impacts associated with increasing visitor use and after-hours vandalism include installation of cave gates, establishment of defined hours of operation and implementation of nightly and off-season closures.
Bear Creek Restoration Thin
The Bear Creek Restoration Thin project seeks to improve forest conditions in the Bear Creek Municipal Watershed. The proposal includes commercial thinning on 533 acres of forest plantations, tree planting, road improvements and road decommissioning.
Silver Creek Thin
The intent of this project is to commercially thin trees from forested stands of 40-125 years of age in the Silver Creek subwatershed north of Randle, WA.
Upper White Salmon Vegetation Project
The proposal includes commercial thinning of both young plantations and older stands with high tree mortality from insect and disease, prescribed burning, fuel break maintenance along Forest Road 82, fuel reduction treatments and tree planting.
North Fork Campground Sanitation Harvest
Commercial harvest of approx. 50 MBF of Doug-fir and hemlock, and subsequent replanting with resistant tree species, is proposed to address 2.5 acre root rot infestation inside a campground. No road construction is 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.
Coldwater Lake Campsite Development
Proposed designation of backcountry campsites around perimeter of Coldwater Lake to be used by paddlers, hikers, outfitter-guides, and educational groups.
Kalama Non-Stock Campground
Proposal for creation of a low-development campground at two sites near Forest Road 81 to provide non-stock campers with tent and trailer camping opportunities.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.