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The Goat Mountain project is located between Goat Mountain and the Memaloose area in the Clackamas district as it intertwines with parts of the Clackamas Wilderness area, and neighboring BLM parcels. The project includes parts of the Middle Clackamas, Lower Clackamas, and Lower Molalla River Watersheds and proposes to log approximately 2,800 acres of forest within Matrix, Riparian Reserve and Late Successional Reserve allocations.
This area is notorious for being a site where illegal and damaging activities regularly take place (Illegal OHV trails, garbage dumping, illegal target shooting), and Bark is concerned that opening up more forest through thinning and roadbuilding will exacerbate this situation.
Along with logging on nearly 3,000 acres, the Proposed Action includes:
The Forest Service plans on building 1.4 miles of NEW temporary roads, and rebuilding an additional 8.4 miles of "existing" temporary roads.
0.5 miles of road decommissioning, and 13.8 miles of road closures are also proposed.