The Cascade Creek Fire burned 20,300 acres September/October 2012 on Gifford Pinchot National Forest lands. The Forest Service for the most part let the fire burn in the Mt. Adams Wilderness but aggressively fought the fire outside of Wilderness. The Forest Service (FS) decided to salvage trees from the fire initially proposing to harvest trees from Late Successional Reserve (LSR) and Matrix. After protest from FOMA and Gifford Pinchot Task Force (GPTF), LSR lands were dropped. However, 56 acres of Matrix lands are planned for salvage harvest fall of 2013. Ironically, these salvage areas have dead trees due to burnout operations from the FS firefighting. FOMA and GPTF are objecting to harvesting old growth trees, whether dead or alive as large trees provide important wildlife habitat, especially if dead. Discussion and field review with the Forest Service is continuing.
Bird Creek Meadow Update
We have learned that the Yakama Nation hopes to open Bird Creek Meadows in mid-August this year. This plan is contingent on finishing a number of projects. Please check back here for further updates.
Ever Wild by Darryl Lloyd, Co-Founder, Friends of Mt Adams
FOMA co-founder Darryl Lloyd wrote the definitive book on Mt Adams. FOMA has purchased some of these books to distribute to libraries and schools. If you would like to sponsor your library or school receiving a copy, please contact us. FOMA is not selling Ever Wild. If you wish to purchase copies, please contact your local bookstore.
Friends of Mt. Adams has an ongoing project to make grants for scientific research being carried out on Mt. Adams with a focus on students at university. We are in the process of seeking out new recipients. The following grants have been made so far:
Cascade Carnivore Proj. May 2020 $5,520
Katie Swensen Sept. 2017 $500
Mitchell Parsons June 2017 $500
Zbigniew Grabowski April 2017 $500
If you are interested in applying, please contact is at email@example.com.
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