9,300 Acres Protected and Renovated

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

You were a part of an Oregon project that purchased and improved a 9,300-acre parcel that supports black-tailed deer, elk, grouse wild turkey, eagles and many other species. The project was a joint effort of Wildlife Forever and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The property was owned by the Mountain Fir Lumber Company and is located east of Mount Hood in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. After the purchase was completed, the land was replanted with 600,000 ponderosa pine seedlings and 5,000 pounds of forage seed. The project successfully met its goals of improving the winter range for deer and elk, protecting 35 miles of riparian zones, protecting steelhead and trout spawning grounds plus increasing opportunities for recreational use by the public.