Mt. Hood National Forest Current and Recent Projects



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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Lady Creek Water System Replacement

Replace and upgrade existing Lady Creek waterlines serving recreation residence cabins because the existing lines are leaking and have reached the end of their service life. These waterlines are along National Forest System Roads 2620, 220E and 2632.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.