Mt. Hood National Forest Temporary Use Outfitter Guide Permit Open Season Begins January 1, 2020

Zigzag, OR - 12/20/2019 - The Mt. Hood National Forest will be accepting proposals for temporary use outfitter and guide permits from January 1 - March 1, 2020. This “open season” is a period of time when prospective outfitters and guides may apply for a permit that authorizes operations on the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Temporary use permits are short-term, non-renewable, and available for use over a period of 180 days (six months). Authorized activities may include guided tours, hiking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, camping, or other experiences.

There will be a total of 10 outfitter guide temporary use permits available for 2020. The Mt. Hood National Forest is committed to connecting kids with nature and partnering with organizations who provide quality outdoor opportunities. Five permits are reserved for those outfitters and guides who primarily (51%) serve youth or other underrepresented groups. If there are more applicants than permits available, a lottery will be used to allocate the permits.

Detailed information and applications are available on the Mt. Hood National Forest website’s Outfitter & Guide Page. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Special Uses Coordinator, Emily Curtis, at 503-668-1640 or emily.curtis@usda.gov before developing new proposals.

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