7A Meadows Complex Mardon Skipper Restoration
Reverse the trend of conifer encroachment and expand the area of potential habitat for Mardon Skipper, a sensitive butterfly. Remove conifer cover in and between the stringer meadows by cutting, piling, burning and girdling.
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.
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.
Cougar Creek Salvage
The salvage of dead and dying trees on 250 acres of the area burned by the Cougar Creek Fire.
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.
Lower Trout Creek Habitat Improvement
The project involves acquiring approximately 100 trees, stockpiling at least some of them, and ultimately placing them into Trout Creek and along its floodplain.
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.
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.
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.
Commercial thinning of conifers using ground based equipment, skyline/cable, and potentially helicopter logging systems, construction of temporary roads, landings, and skid trails. Early seral creation on 200 acres may also be considered.
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).
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.
Thin 40-year old trees within a 70-acre area to accelerate growth.
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.
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.
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.