Comments Due on Proposed Logging in Upper Sandy and Salmon River Watersheds

Right now, the Forest Service is in the first round of public comments for the Zigzag Project. Please follow the link below to see some example Talking Points and submit your own comments, concerns, recommendations, and questions to the Forest Service in the early stages of the project development.

Bark Alert: Sandy and Salmon River Ecosystems Threatened

Now, after a decades-long moratorium on logging, the Forest Service is under pressure to meet the Trump administration’s increased timber volume quotas with the proposed Zigzag Timber Sale and proposes to log mature forests in the upper reaches of the Sandy and Salmon river watersheds.​

Zigzag Timber Sale: NEPA Comment Writing Workshop

This workshop will be a space to draft substantive comments to ensure that we have legal standing in the fight against the U.S. Forest Service logging in Zigzag.

Zigzag Timber Sale Campaign Meeting #2

There hasn't been any logging in the Zigzag District of Mt. Hood in almost 25 years.

January Ecology Club: Comment-Writing Workshop

Let’s demystify the process of commenting on projects planned on public land so we can more effectively change these projects for the better!  

Summer Events Update

Pika, groundtruthing a new timbersale, and Base Camp updates!

Statesman Journal: Zigzag Ranger District Offering Mt. Hood Hikes

The Mt. Hood National Forest is offering a weekly pair of guided hikes during August to learn more about the mountain.

Restrictions put in place as fire danger levels rise in national forest

Fire levels for the Clackamas and Zigzag Ranger Districts will change from Low to Moderate.

Update The Forest Service is not moving forward with Abbot and Road at this time! This sale would have logged around the edges of old rectangular clearcuts to reshape them into irregular shapes - and make the view from Timberline more palatable in the Forest Service 's distorted outlook.

Project Status: 
General Information
Zigzag Ranger District
Total Acres: 

Salmon River Watershed

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

S&M Species: Oxyporous nobilissimusBryoria subcanaHypogymnia duplicataAlbetrellus fletti
T&E Species: Spotted Owl - CHU O-3Sandhill CraneSteelhead - MENLANSO 1997 Bi-Op

Total Acres: 
Bark Comments: 

Round-up was half logged and half dropped. If you look at the unit maps,you 'll see there are essentially two distinct portions of it. The units to the north (or east, maybe - closer to highway 26) were logged and the ones south or west were dropped.

Timber Sale Names: 

Abbott (309 Acres, 4.5 MMBF, 8686 CCF)
Status: Cancelled!
Road (419 Acres, 4.9 MMBF, 9178 CCF)
Status: Cancelled!
Round-Up (118 Acres)
Status: Cancelled!


11/15 to 5/1

Driving Directions: 

Hwy 26 to Skyline road, #42, turn South - approximately 5 miles to road 58, turn west - once past road 5890 you are in the sale area, mostly to the north of the road.

New Road Miles: 
Temporary Road Miles: 
Road Comments: 

See EA page 8