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Present Chair of FOMA (1-2014)

Update on the cattle-grazing/drift fence issue

Because of the 2015 Cougar Creek Burn on Mt. Adams, cattle trespass probably won’t be a problem for at least a couple of years. Most of the forage area burned and will have to recover before grazing permits are issued by the … Continue reading

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Hike 4 – Stagman Ridge to Horseshoe Meadow

I greatly enjoyed the hike with you all yesterday!  Except for some biting flies at Horseshoe Meadow and a little heat in the late p.m., it was a delight!  I think we went about 9.5 mi., incl. diversion to Graveyard … Continue reading

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Hike 3 – Lake 5387

We were one person short of a full group due to a cancellation yesterday that didn’t get filled. We met and were off at about 8:45 and hit the trial at 9:30. Perfect weather but lots of biting flies, worse … Continue reading

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Hike 5 – Glacier Meadow and Lake

We had a great hike! My group of 8 were all strong hikers and we did the 12.5 miles (about half off-trail) in 8 1/2 hours. Elevation gain was about 2,800 feet. Plenty of stops for natural history interpretation, etc. … Continue reading

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Bird Creek Meadows at high risk for cattle trespass–again!

Letter sent on July 30, 2014, by Jurgen Hess, FOMA’s Conservation Chair:  To: Mt. Adams Ranger DistrictAttn: District Ranger Mose’ Jones-Yellin Dear Mose’, I did a review of the Mt. Adams Grazing Allotment fence on July 29, 2014. My findings … Continue reading

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Trespass Cattle Outside the Mt. Adams Grazing Allotment

Trespass cattle grazing, which seriously impacts mountain meadows, riparian areas, and streams, were issues through the 2010 and 2011 grazing seasons. Regularly, before and during the seasons, FOMA  volunteers monitored cattle grazing to protect the meadows. Photos and map are … Continue reading

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Letter in Response to the Decision Notice on Mount Adams Grazing Allotment.

Gifford Pinchot Task Force 917 SW Oak St., Suite 407 Portland, OR 97205 Friends of Mount Adams PO Box 2108 White Salmon, WA 98672 January 4, 2013 Via Email toNancy Ryke, District RangerMount Adams Ranger DistrictGifford Pinchot National Forest2455 HWY … Continue reading

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Illegal Snowmobiling

Illegal snowmobiling in the Mount Adams Wilderness and Yakama Nation lands remains an ongoing problem. Photos are posted on our Galley page. In November 2008, FOMA prepared a Yakama Nation brochure showing areas closed to snowmobiling (pamphlet and map). We … Continue reading

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Mount Adams in a Warming Climate Conference

The Mount Adams in a Warming Climate Conference held at Trout Lake School was a success. You can read about it here.

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Mt. Adams November 11, 2011 Conference – Registration Final Call

The Friends of Mount Adams press release is out. Click this post.

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