By, Karl J. Findling, Lands, Conservation Director
August marked the 10-year anniversary of the 2009 Omnibus Act, in which Mt. Hood was a centerpiece, creating a wilderness, a National Recreation Area and other protections for the area. At the request of Congressman Blumenauer and Senator Wyden, OHA was invited to a stakeholder “summit” at Timberline Lodge. OHA noted our investment of volunteer hours and grant funds on multiple conservation projects on the mountain, and stressed the importance of continued traditional uses such as hunting in the region.