Imp Timber Sale

Thanks to a successful appeal, this project has been withdrawn! It included 88 acres of shelterwood regeneration of old growth forest. (That's Forest Service code for CLEARCUT!)

Project Status: 
General Information
Total Acres: 

Watershed: Upper Clackamas
Sub-Watersheds: Big Bottom, Cabin, Pot Creek

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

S&M Species: Hypogymnia oceanica
T&E Species: NSO CHU OR-11, NSO 1999 Bi-Op
Additional Species Info: "The Big Bottom area provides excellent spawning and rearing habitat for spring-run Chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, and resident trout. This segment of the upper Clackamas River provides some of the higest qualiy spawning and rearing habitat fo ranadromous fish located on the Mt. Hood National Forest" (EA 14).

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"Purpose & Need": 

The Forest Servce's rationale for this old growth clearcutting sale is "to generate older forest stands that are fragmented and growing slowly, to create young productive stands, and to provide forest products." They say the action is needed, "because the project are contains fragmented stands of older forest that are growing slowly due to th effects of diseases, insects and mortality" (Preliminary Assessment, 2-3). In other words-- they've logged the area to death resulting in only fragments of old growth left, and now they want the rest! BTW, disease and mortality are healthy part of old growth forests!

Bark Comments: 

"Within the Big Bottom watershed, one second growth stand is adjacent to and within the riparian area of Campbel Creek which is a tributary of the Clackamas River" (EA 4). 80 acres will be fertilized.

Timber Sale Names: 

Imp (88 Acres, 5.0 MMBF)
Status: Cancelled!


11/1 - 5/31 : No operation of off-road ground-based equipment on connected projects and road construction, reconstruction, and landing construction. Restricted Units: 3,4,5,6,13,14

Driving Directions: 

Very spread out, off of roads 4660, 4660-150, 5731 and 5720-180

Temporary Road Miles: