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Bark has successfully negotiated this sale so that all old growth units and all native stands were removed from this proposal. Bark was also able to visit the area with the Hood River Ranger District and protect pockets of valuable habitat within the units. There was also a road closure placed along road 2640230 which ORVs had been using to enter a Late Successional Reserve.
North and west of the junction of Hwy 26 and road 43, along the 2640, 2610 and 4320 road networks
Open road density is now 3.22 miles per square mile. The standard for Mt. Hood should not exceed 2.5 miles per square mile. Bear Knoll is in a Tier 2 Watershed, which means this watershed should be managed to ensure a high quality of water with an emphasis on road removal. Yet their decision is to gate 4.85 miles of road during the summer and allow snowmobiles winter access. For the road mileage to be reduced these roads should be obliterated not recieve ineffective gates seasonally. Furthermore, we are conserved about the proposed temporary ' roads as all evidence indicates that there is nothing temporary about temporary roads. The net effect will be the same as if the open road density was increased.'
Reconstruction Miles: 3.6