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FOMA’s third conference

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Annual Hiking Day

August 10 was FOMA’s annual hiking day with 3 hikes on Mt. Adams sponsored and lead by our board members and volunteers. The weather was perfect with sunny skies. The hikes were primarily on Yakama Nation land. Including hike leaders, … Continue reading

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IRS Non-profit Status

FOMA applied for non-profit 501 (c)(3) status with the IRS. We have a tentative approval from the IRS and will advise people as soon as things are firmed up. Gifts and donations to FOMA will be tax deductible upon getting … Continue reading

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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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The Road to Bird Creek Meadows is now open!

Steve Andringa, Manager of the Yakama Nation’s Mt. Adams Recreation Area, just informed us that the road to the Bird Creek Meadows Trailhead is now open (July 8, 2013), including the campgrounds at Mirror Lake, Bird Lake, and Bench Lake.The road … Continue reading

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Cascade Creek Burn of 2012

Here is a very recent, informative, and excellently written report from FR8040, the Morrison Creek/South Climb road: In the Wake of Fire: Cascade Creek Burn Site Guide by Wilson Cady, Columbia River Gorge, WA

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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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Protect Mt. Adams Meadows – Comment Period Extended to April 16, 2012

 The following comments were submitted to the Forest Service on the grazing environmental assessment. Trespass cows and their impacts in closed Mt. Adams’ Gotchen Creek meadows:                               … Continue reading

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