Projects

This page provides a list of projects that have either recently been completed or that are currently underway that legally require the Mt. Hood National Forest to run through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process before proceeding. This process includes a scientic analysis of proposed actions in an effort to make the best decisions concerning land management. 

To learn more about the NEPA process and how you can get involved in this process, please click on the link below:

  • What is NEPA? 

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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 and how you can participate in the NEPA process.

Schedule of Proposed Actions

Project actions are summarized quarterly in the Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA). This database provides a list of current projects underway on the Forest. 

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) provides a way for federal agencies to fund needed clean up and restoration efforts left behind from abandoned or uncontrolled contaminating industrial activities. When the Forest has CERCLA projects underway, details about the projects will be found on this page. 

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Mt. Hood National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Developing Proposal

  • Barlow Ranger District Trail Improvements

    This project will realign a segment of the Rim Rock Trail (#487A), extend the Hidden Meadows Trail (#472), and move a segment of the McCubbins Gulch OHV Trail (#592) outside of Wilderness.

  • Big Eddy-Ostrander Conductor Replacement Project

    For more information the Big Eddy-Ostrander Conductor Replacement Project, visit the BPA project website https://www.bpa.gov/learn-and-participate/public-involvement-decisions/project-reviews/big-eddy-ostrander-project

  • Gate Insect and Disease

    This project will reduce the risk of landscape-level disturbance and increase forest resiliency to insect and disease. Vegetation treatments would take place on less than 3,000 acres in the southeastern portion of the Barlow Ranger District.

Under Analysis

  • Barlow Creek Bridge Replacement

    This project will replace the failed bridge on the historic Barlow Road (NFS Road 3530000).

  • Clear Branch Dam Rehabilitation

    There is a need to rehabilitate Clear Branch Dam to meet current dam safety and environmental compliance standards in order to continue to provide a clean dependable water supply for the Upper Hood River valley. More info at: clearbranchdam.com.

  • Dog River Pipeline Staging Area

    This project will create a staging area approximately one acre in size to facilitate pipeline replacement activities.

  • 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 Hiking Trail Construction

    Construct approximately 1.6 miles of new hiking trail within the Mt. Hood Meadows special use permit area.

Analysis Completed

  • 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 Fires Roadside Danger Tree Assessment

    The purpose of this project is to do an assessment of fire-caused safety and access issues so that roads can either be safely opened for public and administrative access, closed with effective barriers, or decommissioned.

  • Decomposting Toilet at Lower Twin Lake

    This project will install one decomposting toilet in this high-use, backcountry recreation area.

  • Government Camp - Cooper Spur Land Exchange

    The Forest Service would convey acreage near Government Camp for acreage of private land near Cooper Spur. This land exchange was mandated by Congress in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.

  • 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.

  • Puppy Creek Bridge Replacement on Dog River Trail

    This project will replace a bridge on the Dog River Trail at the Puppy Creek crossing.

  • 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).

Project Archive

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