Willamette National Forest

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Willamette National Forest

Address:211 E 7th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/willamette
Size: 1,675,407 acres.
Location:In the western Cascade mountains of western Oregon. Accessible by US 20; OR 58, 126, and 22. Nearby cities/towns include Salem, Albany, and Eugene.
Facilities:87 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic areas, trails, scenic drives, boat launch, 15 winter sports areas.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, tubing, snowshoeing, dog sledding.
Special Features:Clear Lake, with its submerged forest; McKenzie River, a scenic whitewater river originating in the high Cascade Mountains; McKenzie River Trail, which follows the river for 27 miles; Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail; and Waldo Lake, one of the purest lakes in the world. Seven major volcanic peaks exist within the forest's boundary.

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One of the two comments opposing the proposal was submitted by Gary Macfarlane on behalf of Wilderness Watch, a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve and protect national forests such as the Willamette National Forest.
Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station and Willamette National Forest, and two-thirds are scientists connected with Oregon State University and the University of Washington.
Cell coverage on the Willamette National Forest is spotty, so do not assume you will be able to call for help, the agency said.
It often takes four to six days after lightning strikes and small fires for it to become evident "which ones are real fires and which ones go out on their own," said Willamette National Forest spokeswoman Jude McHugh.
Matt Peterson of the Willamette National Forest will be the guest speaker during tonight's meeting of the Emerald Valley Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association.
Fire crews were working Saturday in the Willamette National Forest to keep 18 new fires from recent lightning storms under control, and crews expected to find numerous new fires smoldering in the woods over the weekend.
Safe aggressive initial attack is often the best suppression strategy to keep unwanted fires small and costs down," said Sean Stafford, Willamette National Forest fire management officer.
The Willamette National Forest reported no new fires started as a result of the lighting strikes Thursday morning, but was on alert with more severe weather in the forecast, forest spokeswoman Judith McHugh said.
With hot, dry weather expected to persist this week, crews are pushing hard to contain the 9-acre Hand Lake Fire in the Mount Washington Wilderness, the Willamette National Forest said Tuesday.
Small forest fires in the Cascades Range at the eastern edge of Lane County remained under control with crews continuing their efforts, Willamette National Forest officials said Sunday.
The Willamette National Forest, like other forests across the country, faces many of the same challenges noted in the GAO report.

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