Clackamas

This timber sale was canceled!

Project Status: 
Canceled
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
445.0
Watershed: 

Oak Grove Fork

Timber Sale Names: 

Dodger (445 Acres)
Status: Cancelled!

Driving Directions: 

South of Timothy Lake, along 5750 and 5740

This Scoping Phase sale has been indefinitely postponed. This sale would remove the last remaining mature trees in this area, creating a huge tree farm / clearcut plateau.

Project Status: 
Canceled
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
271.0
Watershed: 

Upper Clackamas River Watershed

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
271.0
"Purpose & Need": 

This timber sale was named after the large number of protected slugs found within its boundaries. This is cathedral forest habitat with at least 9 varieties of trees, and this sale would turn the entire plateau into a giant clearcut.

Bark Comments: 

260 acres of clearcut

Timber Sale Names: 

Escargot (271 Acres, 7 MMBF)
Status: Cancelled!

Driving Directions: 

Clackamas River highway 224 to 4660, to 4660-340, head South

The Granite Sale (Scoping Phase) has been canceled.

Project Status: 
Canceled
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
131.0
Watershed: 

Upper Clackamas

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
131.0
"Purpose & Need": 

Convert slowly growing diseased stands into young productive stands that are capable of growth commensurate with the site 's potential. 'The Forest Service once again doesn't like leaving old growth because it doesn't increase its value as timber while waiting to cut it at the same rate brand new planted young trees do.'

Bark Comments: 

Steep slopes (most 25 -40 , with some at 60 ), old growth, un-mapped riparian areas within the units, not isolated islands but contiguous stands along Granite Creek, areas to be logged contiguous with interior forest, roadless area logging. The Granite Timber Sale impacts the Burnt Granite roadless area (estimated 800-1000 acres). Units 5 and 10 are in this un-inventoried roadless area.

Timber Sale Names: 

Granite (131 Acres, 2 MMBF)
Status: Cancelled!

Driving Directions: 

Just south of the Upper Clack, at the end of roads 6310-210 and 6310-230

Road Comments: 

Would close and obliterate roads 6310-224 and 6310-235

Hampton Tree Farms has completed logging both Unguard and Guard.

Project Status: 
Logged
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
246.0
Watershed: 

South Fork Clackamas

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

T&E Species: NSO 1998 Bi-Op

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
246.0
"Purpose & Need": 

To improve health of overstocked second-growth stands. To convert slow growing unhealthy stands into productive young stands. To provide better snag habitat. To thin approx. 180 acres in the Matrix and 7 acres in the Riparian Reserves, creating snags in these areas.

Timber Sale Names: 

Guard (224 Acres, 4 MMBF, 6300 CCF)
Sold on Nov-08-2002 to Hampton
Status: Finished
Unguard (22 Acres, 0.532 MMBF, 1097 CCF)
Sold on Oct-24-2001 to Hampton
Status: Finished

Restrictions
Restrictions: 

Oct 1-June 30 : Ground-based yarding equipment. Restricted Units: 1,2,3,4,6
Dec 1 - April 1 : No harvest operations, road construction ,or blasting. Restricted Units: 1,2,3, and 6
Jan 1st -July 31st : No harvest operations, road construction, use of motorized equipment. Restricted Units: 1,2,3 and 6
Oct 1 and May 31st : No Landing Construction, road cosntruction, or log yarding. Restricted Units: 2 and 9

Driving Directions: 

Take 224 to Estacada. Take a right on 211 in Estacada. Drive 5 miles. Take a left onto Hillock Burn Rd. which turns into Road 45. Drive 5 Miles. Take a left on Park at the Mt. Hood National Forest Sign that is on the left. The project area is south of Hwy 224 and Estacada, off of Hillock Burn Rd. which turns into Road 45.

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: 
Canceled
General Information
District: 
Clackamas
Total Acres: 
88.0
Watershed: 

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).

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
88.0
"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!

Restrictions
Restrictions: 

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: 
0.1

We expect the Mutt EA to be re-released soon to reflect newly completed species surveys. Mutt is on the Forest Service 's priority list.

Project Status: 
Canceled
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
149.0
Watershed: 

Lower Clackamas Sub-Watershed: Pup Creek

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

S&M Species: Hypogenia Oceania, Romaria araiospora, Ramaria geletinaium, Cortinarius Olypianus T&E Species: NSO CHU OR 10NSO 1999 Bi-Op Other Species: Lower Columbia River Steelhead, Upper Willamette River Chinook, Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon, Lower Columbia River Cutthroat Trout Additional Species Info: LC River Steelhead may affect, not likely to adversely affect. Up Willamette River Chinook may affect, not likely to adversely affect. LC River Coho Salmon May Impact Individuals or Habitat, but will not likely contribute to a trend towards Federal Listing. LC River Cutthroat Trout May impact individuals or habitat, but will not likely contribute to a trend towards Federal listing. Ramaria araisporo Unit 4 and 5Ramaria gelatinaiaurantia Unit 1 and 4Cortinarius olypianus Unit 5

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
149.0
Total Riparian Acres: 
59.00
"Purpose & Need": 

The Forest Service would like to thin and fertilize the matrix lands because they are overstocked and lack diversity. ' 'If no action is taken this overcrowded condition would result in the continued reduction of net annual growth and reduced vigor increased mortality and increased wind damage susceptibility. ' Meanwhile, the second growth in the riparian reserves are apparently 'experiencing a slowing of growth due to overcrowding. '

Bark Comments: 

Area on high landslide risk zone, drains directly in to Clackamas River. Healing from clear-cuts 50 years ago. Plans also including placing large woody debris, by helicopter, in 1 to 1.5 miles of Pup Creek. Fertilization on most of the sale, with only 100 ft buffers for riparian areas. Degradation of 147 acres of owl dispersal habitat.

Timber Sale Names: 

Mutt (149 Acres, 1 MMBF, 1600 CCF) Status: Scoping

Restrictions
Restrictions: 

11/1-5/31 : No operation of off-road ground-based equipment. Restricted Units: 1,2, and 5

Driving Directions: 

Take Hwy 224 east past Estacada. Drive about 10 - 11 miles and turn right on to FR 54 (which should be a bridge that crosses the Clackamas River). Drive down FR 54 for 1.5 miles and turn left on FR 5410 (paved). Drive on FR 5410 for about 2 miles until it forks. Keep going left to stay on FR 5410 and then make right turn on a gravel road called FR 5412. Welcome to the Mutt Timber Sale. Alternate directions: At fork, turn right on FR 5411 (paved). Drive about 3 miles and turn left onto FR 5412 (gravel). The timber sale is located at the north end of Eagle Creek Divide near the Clackamas River on roads 5410, 5412 and Pup Creek

Temporary Road Miles: 
0.6
Road Comments: 

There are currently 30 miles of open/closed road in the area. 26.4 miles is open, 3.6 miles is closed. Current road density is 3.5 miles of open road per square mile. After this project it will go down to 3.2 miles per square mile. This is still way over the recommended 2.5 miles of open road. This does not address the question of closed roads, which are not counted in road density. Closed roads still serves as access for off road vehicles and acting as an impervious surface which transports sediment and increase peak flows. Bark recommends the Forest Service should get the road density down to 2.5 miles of open road, with all other roads being obliterated, with the road beds ripped and reseeded.

After groundtruthing this timber sale, commenting throughout the NEPA process, and administratively appealing the Forest Service decision Bark resolved our appeal of the No Whisky Timber Sale. Ultimately, with the backing of over 5,000 members, 800 letters from Oregonians, and field data from dozens of Groundtruthers, Bark was able to negotiate with the Forest Service to:

  • Save 335 acres of forest from being logged in the timber sale, including all of the native mature forest
  • Invreased 'no-cut' buffers around streams to protect water quality
  • Stop the Forest Service from facilitating more off-road vehicle abuse in the area
  • Broker a deal to ensure money from logging would be used to restore areas destroyed by off-roaders.
Project Status: 
Logged
General Information
District: 
Clackamas
Total Acres: 
1,647.0
Watershed: 

Watershed: North Fork Clackamas Sub-Watersheds: Lower Clackamas Tributaries, Bedford Creek, Winslow Creek, Upper and Lower North Fork Clackamas

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

S&M Species: aquatic mollusk, pine martin , Cope's giant salamander, Oregon spotted frog T&E Species: Northern Spotted Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, down stream of project area Columbia River Bull Trout, Lower Columbia River Steelhead, Upper Willamette River Chinook Salmon, Lower Columbia River Chinook, Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon, Peregrine falcon Other Species: deer, elk, coyote Additional Species Info: Designated critical habitat for Upper Willamette River chinook, Lower Columbia River steelhead, and Lower Columbia River chinook occur downstream of the No Whiskey Project in the mainstem Clackamas River and the North Fork Clackamas River. Oregon spotted frog, Cope's giant salamander and peregrine falcon are three sensitive species likely to be affected by the project.

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
1,678.0
Total Riparian Acres: 
45.00
"Purpose & Need": 

Sell trees to be logged, thin to maximize future logging, make tree spacing less uniform by logging, grow bigger trees in Riparian Reserves by logging.

Bark Comments: 

All units either border or enter riparian reserves. Roads

Timber Sale Names: 

1929 (1647 Acres, 20 MMBF) Sold on 08/08/2006 Status:Logging Cold Sold on 08/08/2006 Status:Sold, but not logged Thunder Thin #2 Sold on 11/01/2006 Status: Sold, but not logged Dry Thin Stewardship Sold on 02/01/2007 Status: Sold, but not logged Shay Thin Stewardship Sold on 02/01/2007 Status: Post Appeal/Ready to be Auctioned

Restrictions
Restrictions: 

11/1 5/31: off-road equipment. Restricted Units: 6, 7, 8, 9 1/15 7/31: ambient noise restrictions (waivable after 6/30) . Restricted Units: 6, 7, 8, 9 1/15 7/31: no helicopter below 1500'. Restricted Units: units 1-14, 34-40

Driving Directions: 

Clackamas River Highway to 4610, north of 4610

New Road Miles: 
45.00
Temporary Road Miles: 
15.0
Road Comments: 

Road density in this area exceeds Forest Service guidelines. Many temporary and "closed" roads continue to be used long after the Forest Service attempts to close them, causing further damage for many years to come. Illegal usage of OHVs (off-highway vehicles) is rampant, even in closed and roadless areas, causing erosion, weeds, washouts, sediment deposition, noise and plant destruction. In 2002, Bark field surveys showed 26 of supposedly closed roads failed to keep out motorized vehicles.

Most importantly, the project area contains over 1000 acres of uninventoried roadless areas. Roadless areas are rare in Mt. Hood National Forest and provide valuable reserves for forest wildlife. Logging or road-building operations in these areas will undoubtedly inflict more harm than restoration in the project area.

Orchard 's beautiful forests was sold to the only bidder, Rosboro lumber, on 3/19/04. The previous attempt was on 12/19/2003 and prior to that on Friday, 10/17/03.

Project Status: 
Logged
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
198.0
Watershed: 

South Fork Clackamas

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

T&E Species: NSO 1999 Bi-Op, Peregrine Falcon, Lower Columbia Steelhead, Upper Willamette River Chinook
Other Species: Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon, Lower Columbia River Cutthroat Trout,Deer and Elk, Pine Marten and Pileated Woodpecker

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
198.0
Total Riparian Acres: 
16.00
"Purpose & Need": 

According to the Forest Service, the stands of trees in the Orchard sale are experiencing a slowing of growth due to overcrowding. "

Bark Comments: 

Unit 1 40 acre tractor 65 acre skyline. Unit 2a 10 acre tractor 43 acre skyline. Unit 2b 4 acre site prep. Unit 3 47 acre tractor unit 40 acre skyline.

Timber Sale Names: 

Orchard (198 Acres, 4.725 MMBF, 8636 CCF)
Sold on Mar-19-2004 to Rosboro
Status: Finished

Restrictions
Restrictions: 

Nov 1st - May 31st : No off road ground based equipment skyline okay. Restricted Units: 1,2a,3
Jan 1st - July 31st : No Blasting. Restricted Units: all
Dec 1st - March 31st : No harvest, road construction, use of motorized vechicle or blasting. Restricted Units: North 1, 2a, and 3
March 1-July 15th : No Yarding. Restricted Units: All

Driving Directions: 

Take 224 to Estacada. At Estacada turn right on 211. Take 211 for 5 miles to 45, marked Dodge from 211. Follow 45/dodge into Mt. National Forest.Oscar is spread out around the next 10 miles of road. Orchard is off 220. The 220 sign might be shot out. Look for 210 sign on right, next left is 220. You have past it when 4545 is on right.
The timber sale project area is located between S. Fork Clackamas River and Memaloose Creek

Temporary Road Miles: 
2.2
Road Comments: 

This sale would build 200 feet of road through a late successional reserve. Obliterate and revegetate 4500-242.
Reconstruction Miles: 10.2

The Oscar Sale (scoping phase) has been canceled. The thinning units have been moved to the South Fork Thin project.

Project Status: 
Canceled
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
373.0
Watershed: 

South Fork Clackamas

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
373.0
"Purpose & Need": 

For the area proposed to be clear-cut convert slowly growing diseased stands into young productive stands that are capable of growth commensurate with the site potential. ' Another example of older trees being sought because they are exhibiting natural signs of their age.'

Bark Comments: 

Regeneration units 1,2,10,11 and 16. "Regeneration" is Forest Service code for "Clearcut."

Timber Sale Names: 

Oscar (373 Acres)
Status: Cancelled!

Driving Directions: 

Take 224 to Estacada. At Estacada turn right on 211. Take 211 for 5 miles to 45, marked Dodge from 211. Follow 45/dodge into Mt. National Forest.Oscar is spread out around the next 10 miles of road. Orchard is off 220. The 220 sign might be shot out. Look for 210 sign on right, next left is 220. You have past it when 4545 is on right.
The timber sale planning area is located off road 45 on the ridge between S. Fork Clackamas and Memaloose Creek

Road Comments: 

Roads proposed to be closed include 4545130 (1.06 miles) and 4545120 (.1 mile).

The Rethin proposal is an additional entry into old timber sales, some of which Bark commented on in the past Bonanza, Pardner, Thrasher, Yoda. The purpose and need is stated -Enhance late-successional reserves and riparian reserves-Enhance diversity-Increase health and growth that results in larger wind firm trees-Provide forest products.

Project Status: 
Logged
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
2,080.0
Watershed: 

Upper Clackamas, Oak Grove Fork, Lower Clackamas

Timber Sale Names: 

Bugeye (2080 Acres) Status: Sold, but not logged Raven Status: Sold, but not logged Crow Status: Logging Boya Status: Logging Rotor (includes 2007 and Upper Clack) Status: Logging

Driving Directions: 

This project spans much of the Clackamas River basin. Please see the map.

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