Mt. Hood National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

North Clack Integrated Resource Project

Vegetation management and other related projects in the North Clackamas area of the Clackamas River Ranger District.

Under Analysis

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.

Clear Branch Dam Improvements

This project looks to conduct dam-specific improvements as well as fisheries related improvements to support local anadromous fisheries.

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.

Government Camp - Cooper Spur Land Exchange

The Forest Service would convey approximately 110 acres of property near Government Camp and acquire about 765 acres of private land near Cooper Spur. This land exchange was mandated by Congress in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.


Integrated Resource Management. A project in the Upper Clackamas Watershed that includes vegetation management, aquatic/riparian management and transportation system management.

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.

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.

Tamarack Loop Fish Log Acquistion

The Zigzag fisheries staff propose to remove approximately 700 to 1,000 whole trees for use in stream and floodplain restoration projects in the Sandy River Basin over the next 5-10 years.

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.

Verizon DAS Permit at Timberline

The Forest Service has proposed to issue a permit to Verizon to install a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) inside of the historic Timberline Lodge and day lodge to improve cellular coverage inside the buildings.

Analysis Completed

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.

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.

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.

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.

Timberline Mountain Bike Trails and Skills Park

RLK & Company propose to develop a managed, lift-assisted mountain bike trails and skills park within the permit area of the Timberline Ski Area. Approximately 8-9 acres of ground disturbance would occur.

On Hold

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.

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.

Project Archive

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