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The original proposal for this sale was reviewed in the context of the elimination of survey and manage requirements (ie not having to survey for wildlife gave them a chance to make the proposal much bigger and badder...thanks Bush!) which were later determined illegal by Judge Pechman of the U.S. District Court (see the feature story at www.bark-out.org). Bark successfully appealed this initial proposal to eliminate old-growth stands. However, the BLM came out with a new and slightly improved Clear Dodger Timber Sale targeting native forests, which happen to be very rare in this area near Estacada -- Clear Dodger is surrounded by farms on private land and clear cuts, including other logging projects nearby that Bark was not successful in stopping (the Unguard, Guard , Artful Dodger and Clear Timber Sales).
Clear Dodger (143 Acres, 1.7 MBF MMBF) Status: Sold, but not logged Bee Canyon
Head to Estacada on 224, take a right where 211 splits off main road, it turns into road 45, heading toward town of Dodge. Go for aprox. 5 miles. It will climb, then level out and go down hill. At this point, keep eye out on left for Hillock Burn Road, take a left. Look for sign that says Mt. Hood National Forest, and there will be road to the right, yellow gate, gravel road, follow it, take another road to the right.
Closed roads will be reopened to facilitate logging this forest. Reconstruction Miles: 4.7