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Logging has begun in the Eight Mile Meadow Timber Sale. When complete, the result will be clearcuts totaling 222 acres in critical wildlife habitat and adjacent to two popular hiking trails in Mt. Hood 's eastern pine forests. Bark recently dismissed a lawsuit after a judge refused to stop the logging because 1) The Forest Service claims that the clearcuts are critical to create habitat for Northern spotted owls, and 2) The Forest Service released a document after the logging was planned explaining why clearcuts within 35ft. of a trail would not disturb the visual quality of the trail.Logging began on October 9, and it is unclear if it will be finished this year. If you would like to help Bark document the damage being done, please contact us at 503.331.0374 or info bark-out.org.
Take I 84 East to Hood River, exit at last Hood River exit and follow directions for Hwy 35. Continue south on Hwy 35 for about 25 minutes, then take left onto Road 44 toward Dufur. Follow Rd 44 approximately nine miles until Forest Service Road 4420. Turn right on 4420 and follow for approximately 2 miles to the junction of Road 2730.