This Projects and Plans web page contains a frequently updated list of projects planned and completed since our last quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) was published. This page is not our formal Schedule of Proposed Actions.  We will continue to notify interested members of the public using our normal notification procedures via the SOPA and our mailing list.


Mt. Hood National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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36 Pit Native Vegetation Planting and Danger Tree Removal Project

Native Vegetation Planting and Danger Tree Removal Project in 36 Pit Fire Burned Area

Bull Run Land Exchange

The Mt. Hood National Forest would convey 2,890 acres of land to the City of Portland, and acquire 2,440 acres of city land, all in the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit.

Cooper Spur-Government Camp Land Exchange

The Forest Service would convey 120 acres of property at Government Camp and acquire 770 acres of private land at Cooper Spur. This land exchange was mandated by Congress in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.

Dog River Pipeline Replacement

The existing Dog River pipeline, which is an important component of The Dalles' public drinking water supply, is deteriorating, leaking from tree damage, and exhibiting corrosion. This project proposes to replace the existing pipeline.

Goat Mountain Thin

Thinning second-growth stands on approximately 2,800 acres of mid-aged stands ranging in age from 30 to 60 years old in parts of the Middle Clackamas, Lower Clackamas, and Lower Molalla River Watersheds.

Indian Henry Campground

Assessment of options to deal with removing hazard trees caused by root diseases in Indian Henry Campground and modernization of facilities. Most of campground is closed at this time due to hazard.

Lava Restoration

Improve forest health in West, East & Middle Fork of Hood River subwatersheds. Treatments include plantation thinning, firewood removal & huckleberry enhancement, plus decommissioning 2.1 miles and closing (year round & seasonal) 22.3 miles of roads.

Lemiti Fuels Reduction Project

Fuels reduction and salvage of bug killed lodgepole pine on approximately 1,400 acres. Fuel treatments would include a mix of actions such as harvesting and removing trees, precommercial thinning, pruning, slash piling and pile burning.

Mazama Lodge Parking Area Expansion

The Mazamas are proposing to expand an existing 3-4 stall parking area located south of the Mazama Lodge on NFSR 2600530 into approximately 66 parking stalls and one bus pull-out, to mitigate a long-standing visitor safety issue.

Mt. Hood Meadows Parking Improvements EIS

This project builds the Twilight Parking Lot to expand parking and constructs a new, upgraded maintenance shop. All alternatives include installing utilities lines, building access roads, constructing turn lanes, and constructing Nordic ski trails.

North Fork Mill Creek Revised

Analyze changed conditions resulting from the Government Flats fire and assess how this impacts existing contractual obligations on two stewardship sales. The proposed treatments include restoration thinning, hazard tree treatments and reforestation.

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Management Plan

To comply with Final Travel Managemet Rule [FR, Vol 70, No. 216 (2005)] for Off-highway vehicles. Designation of roads & trails open to OHV use by vehicle class. To amend the Forest Plan to change current policy closed to OHV unless designated open.

Owl Underburn Project

The Owl Undeburn Project would utilize prescribed fire to move the area towards historical fire regime and condition class. No temporary roads or harvest activities would occur as part of this project.

Polallie Cooper Hazardous Fuels Reduction

Reduce fuels loading in fire adapted plant communities in the Cooper Spur Wildland Urban Interface located in the East Fork of Hood River watershed. Treatments may include plantation thinning, firewood removal, fuel break & natural stand thinning.

Restoration 2015

Formerly called Restoration 2014. Fish habitat, watershed restoration, & water quality restoration projects. Projects include instream log & boulder placement, side channel creation, road closure, decommissioning & repair of vehicle damage.

Rocky Restoration Project

The Rocky Restoration Project looks to improve the health and vigor of forested stands, and improve conditions for wildlife and aquatic resources, while reducing the risk of human-caused fires on nonfederal lands.

Skibowl Ski Area Snowmaking Infrastructure Improvements

Antiquated technology and dynamic environmental conditions have created the need to regularly improve snowmaking infrastructure. Therefore, this project would expand and upgrade the existing snowmaking infrastructure in the Skibowl Ski Area.

Timberline Trail- Eliot Branch Reconstruction

A debris flow in 2006 washed out this portion of the Timberline Trail creating a barrier to circumnavigate Mt. Hood. The proposal would reconstruct approximately 1.5 miles of the Timberline Trail across Eliot Branch.

USGS Volcanic Monitoring Stations in the Mt. Hood Wilderness

Four monitoring stations would be installed in Mt. Hood Wilderness. They would be assembled and maintained by U.S. Geological Survey. The data would assess volcanic activity and assist in communications regarding volcanic hazards and public safety.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.