I am excited to announce I have issued a decision on the Kraus Ridge Environmental Assessment. The Decision Notice is the culmination of multiple years of hard work by the Interdisciplinary Team, our cooperating agencies and with the input of interested members of the public including the Pinchot Partners. The decision will allow us to begin implementation on projects that will provide economic benefits to local and regional communities by improving Forest roads, providing forest products, enhancing recreation, and allowing a variety of restoration projects such as habitat and stream improvements. Through implementation of the Kraus Ridge EA we will work to restore and enhance the quality of the both the human environment and our natural communities.
There is the Kraus Ridge Trail in case anyone wondered. It's a good winter trail sometimes when the snow level has stayed higher. As you can see by the last photo, it wouldn't hurt to do some FORESTRY in the plantations.
A big Doug fir.
Trail in the flats.
The trail goes through a plantation.
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There is the Kraus Ridge Trail in case anyone wondered. It's a good winter trail sometimes when the snow level has stayed higher.
It's a great winter trail because it's just low enough that you can drive to the trailhead if the snowpack isn't too deep.
Those who hike up to the top will note that the trees are blackened only on the downhill side - the result of a long-ago wildfire - but were not killed because the fire raced up the side of the ridge so quickly. (pers. comm. B. Rose)
Winter views are somewhat limited in crappy wet snowy weather, but you can get a bird's eye view of the Cispus Work Center from a ledge at the top.
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