Projects List 

This page contains an updated list of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects on the Mt. Hood National Forest that are in the process of being planned and that have been completed.  Project actions are also summarized quarterly in the Schedule of Proposed Actions

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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions prior to making decisions.  Projects requiring NEPA also provide specific opportunities for public review and comment.  Learn more about NEPA in the Forest Service and how you can participate in the NEPA process.

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 Fires Danger Tree Assessment

Further examination of roads and danger trees within recent fires.

Under Analysis

AT&T FirstNet Communication Facility

Construction of a new communication facility (a tower and associated infrastructure) to provide FirstNet coverage to first responders and improved wireless coverage to those in the area.

Clackamas Post-fire Recreation Site and Trail Repair

The Clackamas District is proposing to repair recreation site facilities and structures and trail infrastructure that were destroyed or affected by the 2020 Riverside and Lionshead Fires.

Grasshopper Restoration Project

The Grasshopper project intends to enhance and restore forest diversity; reduce risks associated with high-intensity wildfires; improve conditions for wildlife and aquatic resources; and provide timber and other forest products.

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Chairlift Replacement

The Mt. Hood Express chairlift at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is proposed to be replaced within the existing corridor with newer chairlift technology.

Mt. Hood Wild and Scenic Rivers Planning

The purpose of this comprehensive river management plan is to establish management direction to protect and enhance the river values for nine rivers designated in 2009. The plan establishes river corridor boundaries, user capacities and monitoring.

Timberline Improvement Projects

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area requests Alpine Trail selective tree removal, Molly's Trail enhancements, and Pucci lights upgrade. All components of the project fall within the Timberline and Summit Ski Area Special Use Permit areas.

Analysis Completed

Gate Installations on Hood River Ranger District

This project will place gates in three locations in order to enforce seasonal road closures. At all locations gates will be professionally installed. Temporary road closures may be implemented during installation.

Mill Creek Repeater Site Shelter Replacement

Remove failing shelter and replace it with a new prefabricated shelter; conduct road maintenance as needed to complete replacement of shelter.

Site-Specific Invasive Plant Treatment EIS for Mt. Hood NF/CRGNSA (Oregon)

Prescribes treatments for invasive plants on Mt. Hood NF and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon on approx. 13,000 acres (208 sites) with a combination of treatments including herbicide, manual, mechanical and cultural (goat grazing).

White River West Sno-Park Debris Mitigation

The purpose of this project is to maintain and repair the existing berm west of the White River to mitigate risks to Forest facilities including the White River West Sno-Park.

Zigzag Integrated Resource Project

Stands have been identified that need thinning to enhance health and growth. Changes to the road system are included as well as riparian enhancements.


Clear Branch Dam Improvements

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

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.

Troutdale Air Tanker Base Conveyance

The area contains approximately 9.65 acres and is located at 503 NW Graham Road, City of Troutdale, Oregon. The property consists of two buildings and taxiway. The Troutdale Air Tanker Base is currently closed to all air tanker operations.

Project Archive

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