North Fork Mill Creek Timber Sale

The North Fork Mill Creek proposal has been part of an evolving effort by the Forest Service to thin the Dalles Watershed and surrounding forests. Bark was part of the collaborative group that submitted recommendations in March 2006, which were considered by the Forest Service in the planning of the project. This project overlaps with the proposed Gibson Prairie Off-Highway Vehicle playground area.

Project Status: 
In Progress
General Information
Hood River Ranger District
Total Acres: 

Mill Creek, Main Stem Hood River Sub-Watersheds: Mosier Creek, Neal Creek

"Purpose & Need": 

From the scoping letter ...'proposes to treat approximately 2 900 acres. the purpose of all the activities is to reduce hazardous fuels (removal of surface fuels, ladder fuels, and opening of the canopy) and improve forest health conditions (removing root rot pockets, removing diseased trees, thinning overstocked stands) '

Bark Comments: 

The Proposed Action states these treatments Restoration Thin - 2131 acres. Sapling Thin - 26 acres. Aspen Cottonwood Enhancement - 45 acres. Underburn - 684 acres

Timber Sale Names: 

Mill Creek (2900 Acres) Status: Scoping

Driving Directions: 

Take I-84 East out of Portland - Exit at exit #64 Highway 35, White Salmon and Gov 't Camp - Turn Right, twice, off the exit, following signs for Hwy. 35 South, Gov 't Camp and Mt. Hood - In 0.1 mile, go straight through the 4-way stop, still following Hwy. 35 South - Follow Hwy 35 for 10 miles (note that at 9 miles is a scenic viewpoint turnout on the right (west) side of the road, which makes a good regrouping spot) - at the top of the hill, look for Pine Mont Rd " on the left (east) - Pine Mountain Road is Forest Road 17 (1700) - The Long Prairie junctions of roads 1700, 1710, and 1711 are about 8 miles up road 17 at which point you are in the sale area." The timber sale project area is located north of The Dalles Watershed, east of Road 17 and the Surveyor 's Rdige trail, out to the eastern and northern forest boundaries

Road Comments: 

The current proposal includes 12 culvert replacements