Cascade Forest Conservancy

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The Cascade Forest Conservancy seeks to protect and sustain forests, streams, wildlife and communities in the heart of the Cascades.

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Cowlitz Valley Invasive Plant Removal — Cascade Forest Conservancy

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Cowlitz Valley Invasive Plant Removal

Cascade Forest Conservancy

Our U.S. Forest Service partners have identified locations of invasive plants where removal and mapping are greatly needed. Last year, we cleared several acres of scotchbroom that was spreading into the forest via an old logging road. This year, we’re taking a two-day trip back this site to monitor the

Preparing Old-Growth for Fire — Cascade Forest Conservancy

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Preparing Old-Growth for Fire

Cascade Forest Conservancy

We will be out in the old-growth ponderosa pine forests on the south side of Mount Adams preparing areas for prescribed burning. This is a part of a long-term effort to protect the majestic, old-growth ponderosa pines and Doug firs in this unique part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Lewis River Trail Invasive Plant Removal — Cascade Forest Conservancy

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Lewis River Trail Invasive Plant Removal

Cascade Forest Conservancy

Last year, the U.S. Forest Service highlighted the Lewis River Trail as a priority for invasive plant mapping and removal. In particular, small patches of shade-tolerant herb-Robert have been found in old-growth forest stands along the trail. For this trip, we will backpack along Lewis River Falls Trail to remove

Huckleberry Monitoring — Cascade Forest Conservancy

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Huckleberry Monitoring

Cascade Forest Conservancy

We will be continuing monitoring huckleberry sites to determine the effects of forest thinning on huckleberry restoration. We will revisit plots we established in 2017 in the Sawtooth Berry Fields to collect our fourth year of data on the abundance and fruiting of huckleberry plants in this area. On day


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