Mt. Hood Recreation Sites Threatened for Closure
09 Feb 2007 11:40 GMT
The Forest Service is beginning the "Recreation Site Facility Master Planning" process on Mt. Hood. The RS-FMP process was conceived by top Forest Service officials in Washington D.C. (not at the Mt. Hood Forest level) between 2000 and 2003, with no public process or congressional oversight. The result, as seen on forests that have already completed the process in Colorado, is 1) campsites and other facilities that are not a priority are being shut down; or 2) sites are being converted to private concessionaires or Forest Service pay sites. Mt. Hood National Forest is beginning this process with two workshops. Join Bark and other concerned Oregonians at these meetings and help say "NO" to recreation closures and raise the real problem: congress and the administration defunding recreation on Mt. Hood National Forest.