Hilynx Timber Sale

A variety of mushrooms growing on the forest floor in addition to some dark green bear grass within the Hilynx Timber Sale

10/09/05 Hipo Units 1A, 1C, 1D, 2, 4, 5, and 6 have been logged. Hi-North Units 1, 6, and 14 have been logged.5/1/05 Hipo 2 has been logged. This thinning project looks like a clearcut. See our photos or visit the area yourself to see what so-called “good forest management” looks like.

3/10/04 Bark learned that the Forest Service began the 2004 logging season on Mt. Hood early, obtaining controversial winter logging waivers on Hipo. The Hilynx area has some of the oldest hemlock trees in Oregon slated to be logged because they are ‘diseased ‘ even though the targeted disease is a natural fungus that is praised by biologists for creating habitat for an array of endangered species. These sales target many of the remaining older forest stands in the area some right off of Highway 26. This area has a high density of recreation use with many trails some right off of Highway 26. This area has a high density of recreation use with many trails dispersed camping sights and usage by hunters. There are lots of seeps and streams running between the units.

The Hipo sale was sold on 11/22 to Dodge Lumber. The Hi-North was sold on 9/12/03 to High Cascades logging company for $110 per/ccf. Hi South was sold off 10/17/2003. Rock was sold on 11/6/03 to Thomas Creek Lumber $105 CCF. ‘

Bark’s Concerns

cathedral development thinning 163 acres late seral salvage 194 acres multi-story development 175 acres recovery harvest 124 acres rehabilitation harvest 44 acresWe noticed a large number of healthy large douglas fir and hemlock and some large cedar targeted by this sale.

Resources for Comment-Writing


Temporary roads in units 4,10, and 30. Current road density is 3.09 miles per square mile. 2.5 is recomended limit for road density.

Habitats & Species

S&M Species: Nephroma Occultum T&E Species: NSO CHU OR 11998 NSO Bi-Op 1 NSO activity area, 3 nearWolverine Other Species: Northern Goshawk