Mt. Hood National Forest All Units
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.
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.
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 Defiance location has been withdrawn from the decision.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).
Barlow Ranger District
Clackamas River Ranger District
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hood River Ranger District
Buttercup Ski Lift Replacement
To increase capacity and improve traffic flow, a new ski lift and new terminal sites will be installed and the alignment will be changed and extended at Buttercup ski lift. A new access road and utility lines will be constructed as connected actions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
North Fork Mill Creek Revised Environmental Assessment
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 email@example.com.
Red Hill Restoration
Improve forest health in Upper West Fork Hood River subwatershed. Potential treatments include plantation thinning, riparian enhancement, fuels reduction, habitat improvement & huckleberry enhancement.
Zigzag Ranger District
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.
C800 Group Communication Facility
Improve public agency emergency service communications available along the highways leading to Mt. Hood and the Timberline Ski Area, as well as the surrounding forestlands.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.