November 4, 2016
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Unregulated Camping: A Community Forum 

The Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Zig Zag Ranger District, will hold a Government Camp Community Forum to discuss the effects of unregulated camping in the area.            

Date: November 4, 2016

            Time: 6:30 – 8:30

Rd 31.1

Campsite between cabins on Rd 31

Rd 31.4

Campsite between Hwy 26 and cabin area

            Location:  Mt. Hood Museum Meeting Room

                                  88900 E. Hwy 26

                                  Government Camp, Oregon

Camping on public and private land in and around the community of Government Camp has increased dramatically for the last few years. The large number of individuals camping within close proximity to the community is a concern of many, including the U.S. Forest Service, for a variety of reasons.

At this forum the US Forest Service will share the result of their summer inventory of campsites and other data. They will also review the existing regulations of the use of National Forest Lands.  Members of the community will share the numbers and data related to camping on private land in the community.  Facilitated discussion will allow the community members to suggest ideas to mitigate the issues associated with unregulated camping in the area.  The end result of the forum will be a list of proposed, viable actions for the responsible land managers to implement.  

An Oregon Humanities Responsive Program Grant will fund this forum. The Responsive Program Grants allows communities to explore issues of concern to the community. The Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum is a non-profit organization based in Government, Oregon. 

For more information phone: Lloyd Musser – 503-367-3946

PLEASE LET MHFHA KNOW IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING!  HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU THERE ON NOV 4TH