Mt. Adams lies in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest 367,000 acre Mt. Adams Ranger District.
Forest Management: Gifford Pinchot National Forest management is based on its Land and Resource Management Plan, which was modified in February 1995 to reflect the April 1994 Northwest Forest Plan.
Grazing Management: Mt Adams Ranger District is currently preparing an environmental assessment for the proposed action to reauthorize a grazing allotment permit and continue current operation on the Mt. Adams Grazing Allotment for the duration of the next 10-year permit, with addition of a pipeline from Pine Tree Spring to an existing storage tank on Road 8225-150. The allotment location is from the east bank of White Salmon River on the west to the Forest boundary on the east and from Mt. Adams Wilderness on the northwest side to just north of Trout Lake on the south side.
Mt Adams Wilderness: Along the west slope of Mt. Adams lies the 46,353-acre Mt. Adams Wilderness. On the eastern slope of Mt. Adams and adjacent to the Mt. Adams Wilderness lies the Yakama Nation’s reservation. The Mt. Adams Wilderness was designated by Congress in 1964 as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. In 1972, when an old treaty boundary dispute was resolved, President Nixon signed over a portion of the of this original Wilderness to the Yakama Tribe, who continue to manage this part of their reservation as a wild area, allowing only non-motorized recreational use during the summer months.