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We expect the Mutt EA to be re-released soon to reflect newly completed species surveys. Mutt is on the Forest Service 's priority list.
Mutt (149 Acres, 1 MMBF, 1600 CCF) Status: Scoping
Take Hwy 224 east past Estacada. Drive about 10 - 11 miles and turn right on to FR 54 (which should be a bridge that crosses the Clackamas River). Drive down FR 54 for 1.5 miles and turn left on FR 5410 (paved). Drive on FR 5410 for about 2 miles until it forks. Keep going left to stay on FR 5410 and then make right turn on a gravel road called FR 5412. Welcome to the Mutt Timber Sale. Alternate directions: At fork, turn right on FR 5411 (paved). Drive about 3 miles and turn left onto FR 5412 (gravel). The timber sale is located at the north end of Eagle Creek Divide near the Clackamas River on roads 5410, 5412 and Pup Creek
There are currently 30 miles of open/closed road in the area. 26.4 miles is open, 3.6 miles is closed. Current road density is 3.5 miles of open road per square mile. After this project it will go down to 3.2 miles per square mile. This is still way over the recommended 2.5 miles of open road. This does not address the question of closed roads, which are not counted in road density. Closed roads still serves as access for off road vehicles and acting as an impervious surface which transports sediment and increase peak flows. Bark recommends the Forest Service should get the road density down to 2.5 miles of open road, with all other roads being obliterated, with the road beds ripped and reseeded.