Projects

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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Note: Projects with multiple Project Purposes will appear multiple times.

Facility management

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.

Forest products

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.

Grove Thin

Thinning of second-growth stands in the Oak Grove and Middle Clackamas Watersheds

Jazz Thin

The purpose of this project is to thin second-growth plantations to achieve multiple objectives. Thinning would occur in matrix, late-successional reserves and riparian reserves.

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. Collaboration on this project is being coordinated by the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew. If you are interested in participating in the collaborative group process, please contact Anne Saxby with the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation Group at 541-386-6719 or saxharp@gorge.net.

Lemiti Fuels Reduction Project

Fuels reduction and salvage of bug killed lodgepole pine on approximately 2,300 acres. Fuel treatments would include a mix of actions such as harvesting and removing trees, precommercial thinning, pruning, slash piling and pile burning.

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.

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. Collaboration on this project is being coordinated by the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew. If you are interested in participating in the collaborative group process, please contact Anne Saxby with the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation Group at 541-386-6719 or saxharp@gorge.net.

Fuels management

Lemiti Fuels Reduction Project

Fuels reduction and salvage of bug killed lodgepole pine on approximately 2,300 acres. Fuel treatments would include a mix of actions such as harvesting and removing trees, precommercial thinning, pruning, slash piling and pile burning.

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.

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. Collaboration on this project is being coordinated by the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew. If you are interested in participating in the collaborative group process, please contact Anne Saxby with the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation Group at 541-386-6719 or saxharp@gorge.net.

Land ownership management

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 exchnage was mandated by Congress in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.

Recreation management

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.

Mt. Hood Meadows Parking Improvements EIS

Construct the Twilight Parking Lot (12.5 acres), including the access roads, cut/ fill slopes, storm water swales, snow storage, and equipment maintenance yard. Also, construct a new maintenance shop on the north side of the Sunrise parking lot.

Muddy Fork Bridge and Sandy River Trail Reconstruction

The Muddy Fork trail bridge would be replaced to provide a safe crossing for hikers. Also, portions of the Sandy River Trail would be reconstructed by installing drainage structures including drain dips, waterbars, rock armoring and check dams.

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Management Plan

This decision is in accordance with the 2005 Travel Management Rule, and it amends the Mt. Hood Forest Plan. With this decision, OHV policy on the Forest is changed from ?all roads and areas being open to motorized vehicles unless posted closed? to ?all roads and areas are closed to motor vehicles unless designated open? and depicted open to motor vehicle use on the motor vehicle use map. Many of the roads that were closed to OHV use were closed based on safety issues related to mixed traffic use. In addition, all cross country travel by motor vehicles is now prohibited. These OHV systems provide for a more diverse and higher quality range of OHV recreation than currently exists. Based on an appeal resolution meeting, the Mt. Defiance location has been withdrawn from the decision. OHVs are not permitted in this area. Also, road 4820-140 and a portion of the 150 were included to the Rock Creek location (see attached map in the ?Appeal Resolution Summary? documents below).

Pioneer Bridle Trail CE

The Pioneer Bridle trail will need to be relocated and reconstructed in sections where the ODOT highway expansion project will effect the trail location. Aproximately 1/2 mile of trail over a 2-mile stretch will be relocated.

Road management

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. Collaboration on this project is being coordinated by the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew. If you are interested in participating in the collaborative group process, please contact Anne Saxby with the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation Group at 541-386-6719 or saxharp@gorge.net.

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

This decision is in accordance with the 2005 Travel Management Rule, and it amends the Mt. Hood Forest Plan. With this decision, OHV policy on the Forest is changed from ?all roads and areas being open to motorized vehicles unless posted closed? to ?all roads and areas are closed to motor vehicles unless designated open? and depicted open to motor vehicle use on the motor vehicle use map. Many of the roads that were closed to OHV use were closed based on safety issues related to mixed traffic use. In addition, all cross country travel by motor vehicles is now prohibited. These OHV systems provide for a more diverse and higher quality range of OHV recreation than currently exists. Based on an appeal resolution meeting, the Mt. Defiance location has been withdrawn from the decision. OHVs are not permitted in this area. Also, road 4820-140 and a portion of the 150 were included to the Rock Creek location (see attached map in the ?Appeal Resolution Summary? documents below).

Road Decommissioning for Habitat Restoration, Increment #3 (Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts)

Decommissioning roads to improve hydrologic function and reduce adverse impacts to aquatic habitat on the Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts.

Special use management

Cascade Crossing Transmission Project

Portland General Electric proposes to construct, maintain, and operate a 500 kV, single-circuit transmission line that would cross 1.2 miles of the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Clackamas County Waterline Installation

Clackamas County is proposing to bury a 12-inch diameter waterline in Government Camp, approximately 1,300 feet from Tyrolean Drive west to the access road for the Government Camp Sewage Treatment Plant, and for a fire hydrant at Skibowl West.

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

Construct the Twilight Parking Lot (12.5 acres), including the access roads, cut/ fill slopes, storm water swales, snow storage, and equipment maintenance yard. Also, construct a new maintenance shop on the north side of the Sunrise parking lot.

Vegetation management (other than forest products)

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. Collaboration on this project is being coordinated by the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew. If you are interested in participating in the collaborative group process, please contact Anne Saxby with the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation Group at 541-386-6719 or saxharp@gorge.net.

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.

Watershed management

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. Collaboration on this project is being coordinated by the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew. If you are interested in participating in the collaborative group process, please contact Anne Saxby with the Hood River Soil & Water Conservation Group at 541-386-6719 or saxharp@gorge.net.

Restoration 2014

Fish habitat, watershed restoration, and water quality benefiting projects. Projects include instream log or boulder placement, side channel creation, road closure & decommissioning, and unauthorized vehicle damage & vandalism areas repair.

Road Decommissioning for Habitat Restoration, Increment #3 (Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts)

Decommissioning roads to improve hydrologic function and reduce adverse impacts to aquatic habitat on the Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts.

Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants

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.

Jazz Thin

The purpose of this project is to thin second-growth plantations to achieve multiple objectives. Thinning would occur in matrix, late-successional reserves and riparian reserves.

Restoration 2014

Fish habitat, watershed restoration, and water quality benefiting projects. Projects include instream log or boulder placement, side channel creation, road closure & decommissioning, and unauthorized vehicle damage & vandalism areas repair.

Road Decommissioning for Habitat Restoration, Increment #3 (Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts)

Decommissioning roads to improve hydrologic function and reduce adverse impacts to aquatic habitat on the Barlow and Hood River Ranger Districts.

Project Archive

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