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Trip Descriptions

The below is a list of trips from 2017.  The 2018 summer trip dates will be released Spring 2018.

 

  • July 8 (Sat): Survey of Streams and Forest Roads – Tour remote forest roads and streams near Wind River and Trapper Creek Wilderness to collect important field data on stream culverts, forest road conditions, erosion, and fish passage.
  • July 15-16 (Sat-Sun): Timber Sale Survey – Help us collect on-the-ground information for upcoming sales that will increase our understanding of the ecological effects. This trip will take place in the timber sale units south of Packwood, WA, near Spirit Lake and Iron Creek.
  • July 22-23 (Sat-Sun): Wildlife Camera Survey Trip – We’ll be meeting at our project sites on the east side of Mount St. Helens to begin our 2017-2018 survey of marten in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
  • August 11-13 (Fri-Sun): Huckleberry Survey – Through our involvement with the Pinchot Partners forest collaborative, we’ll be leading a survey of huckleberry restoration sites to determine the effects of forest thinning on huckleberry restoration.
  • August 18 (Fri): Survey of Streams and Forest Roads – Tour remote forest roads and streams in the Wind River watershed to collect important field data on stream culverts, forest road conditions, erosion, and fish passage.
  • August 26 (Sat): Trip to Goat Mountain and the Proposed Mount St. Helens Mine – Join partners as we hike the Goat Mountain trail and tour the proposed mine site to see what’s at stake in the Mount St. Helens mining proposal. Read more about this mine proposal at cascadeforest.org/NoMine.
  • September 21 (Thurs): Beaver Habitat Survey  – We are embarking on a three-year beaver reintroduction project to improve relocate nuisance beavers from private lands to release sites in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in an effort to improve fish habitat, build resilience in aquatic ecosystems, and re-establish beavers where they once lived. This trip is part of an initial effort to validate spatial models and to identify current distributions and limiting factors.
  • October 7-8 (Sat-Sun): Riparian Planting Trip #1: – We’ll be planting native trees along degraded and at-risk waterways in the south part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Join us in helping to improve habitat for fish and build climate resilience for threatened ecosystems.
  • October 21-22 (Sat-Sun): Riparian Planting Trip #2 – We’ll be planting native trees along degraded and at-risk waterways in the south part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Join us in helping to improve habitat for fish and build climate resilience for threatened ecosystems.