Bark has successfully negotiated this sale so that all old growth units and all native stands were removed from this proposal. Bark was also able to visit the area with the Hood River Ranger District and protect pockets of valuable habitat within the units. There was also a road closure placed along road 2640230 which ORVs had been using to enter a Late Successional Reserve.
The EA states there are between 400 and 600 trees per acres and that their action will reduce these numbers to 220 to 293 trees per acre. The trees are supposedly in 70-95 years os age range yet on recent trips we are finding many trees that far exceed this designation. Also, many of the units along Frog Creek are on slopes 10 to 35.