Monthly Archives: April 2018

Mt. Hood National Forest firewood permits available

A stack of sawn wood logs

SANDY, Ore. — April 16, 2018 — Mt. Hood National Forest personal-use firewood permits are now available for purchase for the 2018 firewood season. Prices are $10.00 per cord (two-cord minimum, 5 cord limit per household).

Firewood cutters should remember that roads may be inaccessible, depending on local conditions and snow level. Designated areas open for firewood cutting may change from week to week depending on supply and access, check for an updated firewood cutting information sheet before heading out onto the forest. As a requirement of their permit, firewood cutters must have valid permit with current firewood tags, a Mt. Hood National Forest firewood map, and a copy of the current firewood information sheet in their possession while cutting firewood on the forest.

Weekly information sheets showing current open areas are available at Ranger District offices and on the forest’s firewood web page.

To help ensure that the Mt. Hood National Forest has a sustainable firewood program, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Do not fell standing trees, dead or alive.
  • Notify your local district ranger office if you see anyone cutting into standing trees, and provide the office with a description of the vehicle, the time, and a license plate number.
  • Firewood cutters must have screen-type spark arrestors on their chainsaws, carry a pressurized chemical fire extinguisher not less than 8 ounces, and have a long-handled shovel with an 8-inch blade in their possession while harvesting firewood on the forest.
  • Before going to the forest, call your nearest Ranger Station for up-to-date information on supply and road conditions, as road conditions can change quickly.
  • Always let someone know where you are going and when you are expected home whenever traveling into the forest. It’s also a good practice to take along extra food, water, a forest map, and a first aid kit before setting off.

Purchase a personal-use firewood cutting permits or get more information at the following Mt. Hood National Forest ranger district offices:

 

Firewood Permit Locations
(All offices are closed for federal holidays)

 

Barlow Ranger District:

  • 780 NE Court St.; Dufur, OR

Open MON–FRI 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Phone: (541) 467-2291

 

Clackamas River Ranger District:

  • 595 Industrial Way; Estacada, OR

Open MON–FRI 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Phone: (503) 630-6861

 

Hood River Ranger District:

  • 6780 Highway 35, Parkdale, OR

Open MON–FRI 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Phone: (541) 352-6002

 

Zigzag Ranger District:

  • 70220 E. Highway 26, Zigzag, OR

Open MON–FRI 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed: noon-1 p.m.). Phone: (503) 622-3191

 

Quiz: What Pacific NW tree are you?

A tree stands in the foreground along a river bank on a clear day, with blue sky and white clouds visible above and steep hills visible beyond the water.

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?

Maybe you’re an old soul who stands out from the crowd, like the western red cedar? Or perhaps you’re vibrant, fun, and always surrounded by friends – much like the bright yellow aspen leaf, and the interconnected colonies in which it grows?

Take the quiz, review recent USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station research related to your results, and share your new forest alter-ego on social media!

Link:
https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/outreach-education/what-tree-are-you-quiz.shtml

Text: "What Tree Are You? Pacific Northwest Edition" superimposed over a photo of tall trees in a forest, with sunlight glinting through the branches. The USDA and Forest Service logos are in the lower right corner

“What Tree Are You?” If you could be a Pacific Northwest tree, what tree would you be? Take the quiz and find out, at: https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/outreach-education/what-tree-are-you-quiz.shtml


Source information: USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Region & Pacific Northwest Research Station staff