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

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Developing Proposal

Mt. Hood Wild and Scenic Rivers Planning

A comprehensive river management plan (CRMP) is being prepared to provide for protection of river values on nine rivers. For more information go to:

Under Analysis

Clackamas C800 Communication Facilities

Four radio towers would be installed to enhance emergency communications in Clackamas County.

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.

North Clack Integrated Resource Project

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

Road 44 Tree Removal

This project proposes to remove dead standing and live trees in two areas along National Forest System Road 44. Approximately 90 acres would be treated to increase area resiliency against large scale mortality events, while providing forest products.

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.

Waucoma Huckleberry Enhancement

This project proposes to improve huckleberry understory across the planning area to provide for functioning stand conditions over time that would favor long-term huckleberry production and growth.

Analysis Completed

Bull Run Land Exchange

The Mt. Hood National Forest would convey 2,890 acres of land to the City of Portland, and acquire 2,200 acres of city land, all in the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit.

Crystal Clear Restoration (CCR)

The purpose of the Crystal Clear Restoration Project is to provide forest products where there is an opportunity to restore resiliency to forested areas and reduce the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire behavior.

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.

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

Bull Run Lake Special Use Permit Renewal

The Mt. Hood National Forest proposes to reissue the City of Portland's special use authorization for the operation, management and maintenance of the Bull Run Lake dam and reservoir for a new term of thirty years.

Clear Branch Dam Improvements

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

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.

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.


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 Aquatic Restoration Programmatic

The project proposes to complete an aquatic restoration programmatic in order to achieve specific aquatic restoration activities across the forest.

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.

Project Archive

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