Friends of Mount Adams
Friends of Mount Adams (FOMA) protects the Mt. Adams area, Washington, as an all volunteer nonprofit organization. We focus on Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Yakama Nation lands surrounding Mt. Adams. FOMA is managed by a board of directors. Group membership is open to all who share an interest in protecting Mount Adams. At this time there are no membership fees. However, we do accept donations (see end of page). Please contact us.
Purpose, Vision & What We Do
The organization’s purpose is to advocate for the protection of Mount Adams and the adjacent area. FOMA envisions the volcanic ecosystems of Mt. Adams as diverse and healthy. We work with the Forest Service and Yakama Nation, monitoring resource conditions, being part of the Mt. Adams District Collaborative and will take legal action when required. We share our love of Mt. Adams by sponsoring hikes and our annual fall one-day, science-based Mount Adams conference, which is open to the general public. Invited speakers address topics related to an annual conference theme such as Mt. Adams’ physical environment, culture, history, natural hazards, and natural resources management. Conference partners have included the Forest Service, Yakama Nation, and local non-profit environmental groups. Tables are available for speakers and local non-profit environmental groups to display and sell literature related to Mt. Adams (FOMA pre-approval required).
So far, we’ve held two highly successful, 1-day, science-based conferences for the general public, both at the Trout Lake School—an appropriately fine venue at the base of the mountain. Our first conference, with the theme, “Mount Adams in a Warming Climate,” was held on Nov. 11, 2011 and attracted 180 people. Our second conference, on Nov. 3, 2012, focused on “Flora and Fauna of Mount Adams”, and 150 were in attendance Read the 2012 conference summaries, including speakers and abstracts online. 2012 conference photos are shown below. See our gallery page for more photos.
Our next conference, scheduled for the spring of 2014, is in the planning stages and will most likely feature wilderness management successes and problem areas on Mt. Adams in homage to the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Please check our website periodically for updates and announcements about this conference. Also, click on Gallery for images of the Cascade Creek Fire taken during the summer of 2012.
Meanwhile, we will continue to focus our advocacy and work on current issues including: cattle trespass in Bird Creek and Gotchen Creek meadows, illegal snowmobiling on in the Mt. Adams Wilderness and on Yakama Nation lands, climate change impacts, and wildfire policy.
Become a Friend of Mount Adams
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