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Mt. Hood Forest Homeowners Association http://mhfha.com Representing owners of Forest Service cabins in the Mt. Hood Forest Fri, 27 Jul 2018 02:38:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.16 Mt Hood FIRE SEASON IS HERE http://mhfha.com/2018/07/mt-hood-fire-season-is-here/ http://mhfha.com/2018/07/mt-hood-fire-season-is-here/#respond Fri, 27 Jul 2018 02:33:31 +0000 http://mhfha.com/?p=2840 smokey

Fire Season Is Here

The Mt. Hood National Forest will issue a Forest Order beginning Tuesday July 24, 2018 prohibiting all campfires and target shooting forest wide through the 2018 fire season. Cabin owners and forest visitors will still be able to utilize propane gas grills for outdoor cooking. However, charcoal, pellet stoves or an open flame source without a fuel shut off valve are prohibited.

The Recreation Residence tracts will be patrolled to ensure compliance of the forest order throughout the 2018 fire season. As a reminder to cabin owners and their guests, any violation of the order can result in enforcement under Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 261.

If a cabin owner witnesses a violation of the order in progress they can contact the Hoodland Fire Business Office, Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 503-622-3256. After hours and weekend non-emergency calls should be directed to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office at 503-655-8211 for reporting through their dispatch center. All emergency calls should be directed to 911 operators.

Forest Orders for the Mt. Hood National Forest are posted online at:https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/notices/?cid=FSBDEV3_036636

 Or, quick link to Forest Alerts & Notices, Fire Danger conditions and Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) status:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mthood/alerts-notices/?aid=47952

 Additionally, the IFPL increased on Monday July 23, 2018 to precaution level III. IFPL applies to permitted, commercial, and industrial operations on federal lands. More information can be found at:

 https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/home/?cid=stelprdb5191875

 If cabin owners have any questions regarding the Forest Order or IFPL’s they can contact Greg Martin at 503-622-2031 or e-mail at jaymartin@fs.fed.us

 jay

 

 

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Mt Hood Revel Race Marathon this Sat July 28th http://mhfha.com/2018/07/mt-hood-revel-race-marathon-this-sat-july-28th/ http://mhfha.com/2018/07/mt-hood-revel-race-marathon-this-sat-july-28th/#respond Fri, 27 Jul 2018 02:18:37 +0000 http://mhfha.com/?p=2837 CaptureREVELThe first annual REVEL Mt Hood Marathon and Half will be held on Saturday, July 28th.  The marathon begins at Timberline Ledge and runs down Timberline Highway and US Hwy 26 to finish at the Rainbow Trout Farm east of Sandy.

Please be aware that runners will be on the roadways on the morning of the race.  Use caution and be alert to help keep everyone safe.

For more information please open these attachments: Mailer Front    Mailer Back

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25 Acre Wildfire Burning on Mt Hood http://mhfha.com/2018/07/25-acre-wildfire-burning-on-mt-hood/ http://mhfha.com/2018/07/25-acre-wildfire-burning-on-mt-hood/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:26:19 +0000 http://mhfha.com/?p=2828 NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Pramuk 503-668-1791 July 16, 2018

Fire Crews Make Good Progress on 25 Acre Wildfire Burning on Mt. Hood NF

 

A 25 acre wildfire was discovered late yesterday afternoon on the Clackamas River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National forest. The Collawash Fire is burning in grass and brush under a Bonneville Power Administration powerline corridor along Forest Road 63 south of Raab Campground. Multiple engines, water tenders, and hand crews are responding to the incident and making good progress in building a line around the fire. The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.  No closures are currently in place but visitors should use caution driving near the fire area due the presence of firefighters and equipment along roads in the vicinity and the possibility of reduced visibility caused by smoke.

 

Fire management personnel have responded to over 40 wildfires this summer, and only 2 of these were lightening caused. Most of these fires were caused by abandoned campfires in dispersed recreation areas or along trails. Fire danger is high across the Mt. Hood National Forest. With the current high temperatures and low humidity any fire has the potential to grow fast. It is vitally important for visitors to be extremely careful with campfires, hot engine parts, and any ignition source. While no public use fire restrictions are in place currently, visitors may want to reconsider the use of open fires and target shooting while current conditions persist.

 

If you do have a campfire remember to douse the fire with water and soil before leaving your campsite so that it is cool to the touch.  A little wind and a hot day is all it takes to re-ignite an abandoned campfire that has not been thoroughly put out.

 

Have a terrific summer and as Smokey the Bear reminds us all: Make sure all fires are Dead Out!

 

Laura Bain Pramuk, MPA Public Affairs Officer & Forest FOIA Coordinator
Forest Service

Mt. Hood National Forest

p: 503-668-1791 c: 503-314-2036 lbpramuk@fs.fed.us
16400 Champion Way Sandy, OR 97055 www.fs.fed.us
Caring for the land and serving people
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Cabin Break-ins On the Rise http://mhfha.com/2018/07/cabin-break-ins-on-the-rise/ http://mhfha.com/2018/07/cabin-break-ins-on-the-rise/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2018 03:35:54 +0000 http://mhfha.com/?p=2811 Unfortunately our secluded cabins in the woods can be a target for petty thieves.  There have been several reports of cabin break-ins over the past several weeks on Rds 12, 20, 24, 32,34, 35 and 35B and perhaps others.

Last weekend a cabin owner on Rd 32/34 captured these photos on his cabin camera system of a man casing out his cabin – he came back a few times.

suspect 3 suspect 2 suspect 1If you have a security camera system and capture suspicious people casing your cabin please send us photos.  We will also be passing these along to the Clackamas County Sheriff.

As a reminder, be on the look out for suspicious activity and don’t hesitate to contact the Clackamas Sheriff Office to report any suspicious activity.  The number to call is 503-655-8218.  If you see a car that doesn’t look like it belongs – jot down the license plate number and report it.  That is how the person responsible for dozens of cabin break ins 3 years ago was caught – by a couple of cabin owners that thought something didn’t look right – wrote down the license plate number and phoned it in.  Due to the number of calls about the same license plate number, they were able to convict the right person.  The Forest Watch Program Works!

forest watch signIf you don’t have a Forest Watch Decal for your cabin please contact us and we will mail one to you.

 

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Firewood Cutting Season Opens April 16, 2018 http://mhfha.com/2018/04/firewood-cutting-season-opens-april-16-2018/ http://mhfha.com/2018/04/firewood-cutting-season-opens-april-16-2018/#respond Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:26:49 +0000 http://mhfha.com/?p=2786 Media Contact: Laura Pramuk 503-668-1791

firewood cutting                                                                                                                                                                   April 13, 2018

 The Mt. Hood National Forest will open its personal use firewood-cutting season Monday, April 16, 2018. Personal use firewood permits sell for $10.00 per cord and there is a minimum 2 cord charge of $20. There is a 5 cord limit per household for the season.

While the Forest is opening firewood cutting season, some roads may be inaccessible depending on local conditions and snow level. Designated areas open for firewood cutting may change from week to week depending on supply and access, so it is important that firewood cutters refer to the current firewood cutting information sheet. Anyone cutting firewood on the Forest is required to have in their possession a valid permit with current firewood tags, a Mt. Hood National Forest Firewood Map, and a current firewood information sheet. Weekly information sheets showing current open areas are available at Ranger District offices and on our firewood web page.

To help insure that the Mt. Hood National Forest has a sustainable firewood program, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Do not fall standing trees, dead or alive.
  • Notify your local district ranger office if you see anyone cutting into standing trees and please provide the office with a description of the vehicle, the time, and a license plate number.
  • Firewood cutters must have screen type spark arrestors on their chainsaws, carry a pressurized chemical fire extinguisher not less than 8 ounces, and a long handled shovel with an 8-inch blade.

Before going to the forest, call your nearest Ranger Station for up-to-date information on supply and road conditions as road conditions can change quickly. Always let someone know where you are going and when you are expected home whenever traveling into the forest. It’s also a good practice to take along extra food, water, a forest map, and a first aid kit before setting off.

Purchase your personal use firewood cutting permits and get more information at the following Mt. Hood National Forest Office locations:

Firewood Permit Locations

(All offices closed for federal holidays)

Barlow Ranger District: 780 NE Court St., Dufur, OR, 541-467-2291

Monday through Friday: 7:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Clackamas River Ranger District:  595 Industrial Way, Estacada, OR, 503-630-6861

Monday through Friday: 7:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., closed 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Hood River Ranger District: 6780 Highway 35, Parkdale, OR, 541-352-6002

Monday through Friday: 8:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M.

Zigzag Ranger District: 70220 E. Highway 26, Zigzag, OR, 503-622-3191

Monday through Friday: 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M., closed 12:00 P.M to 1:00 P.M.

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