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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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Summary of FS/YN grazing/drift fence meeting in Trout Lake on Oct. 28, 2014

The meeting was held in Mose’s office at the Trout Lake Ranger Station on Oct. 28, 2014. Present were Mose Jones-Yellin (Mt. Adams District Ranger), Mitch Wainwright (Range Manager for GPNF and Wildlife Biologist for Mt. Adams R.D. and Mt. … 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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iMUSH Letter

Letter to Gifford Pinchot Forest Supervisor regarding the iMUSH (Imaging Magma Under Mount St. Helens) Draft Environmental Assessment. Download iMUSH_letter (PDF)

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Trespass Grazing

The 2012 grazing season was cut short by the Cascade Creek Fire. Inspections by FOMA in August 2013 has found the fence in the Gotchen meadows area is up and in relatively good condition. However, trespass cattle were observed on … Continue reading

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Cascade Creek Fire Salvage

 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 … 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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