The preliminary environmental determination for Under Canvas has been withdrawn. The future is unclear, but this is not unexpected and certainly does not mean that the proposal has been withdrawn. Stay tuned.
UNDER CANVAS UPDATES and ALERTS Under Canvas MDNS Withdrawn! Oct 22, 2020On October 20, 2020, Klickitat County Planning Department forwarded a Notice of Withdrawal of the Preliminary Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance in regard to the 118-acre proposed Under Canvas luxury camping site in Hu...
More than ever, as the Forest Service seeks to undo logging restrictions, we need to embrace the crucial way old-growth forests keep the planet healthy Carbon king: Thick, furrowed bark makes this 500-year-old Douglas fir more fire-resistant than younger trees. It also stores more carbon than smalle...
*PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT* If you are a kayaker who enjoys paddling in the Columbia River Gorge you should be aware of what's happening with this new land sale from SDS. This has the potential to seriously impact river access along both the White Salmon and Little White Salmon rivers. Details as follows:
As some of you may know, the local timber company SDS has decided to sell off their land. This is 120 thousand acres, and it encompasses a huge percentage of the local rivers in this area. This includes access to the Green Truss section of the White Salmon, The Little White Salmon put in, Spirit Falls, Big Brother Falls, and many other iconic locations including trails for biking and running. First off we’d like to acknowledge that SDS has done a good job of allowing access to kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts over the years. This message is simply meant to inform the outdoor community as to what’s happening with this purchase, so we can hopefully continue to secure a good relationship with whomever becomes the next steward of the land. At a base level, we want to protect our access to these rivers and trail systems, as they are vital part of our local community. In addition, we want to ensure that these eco systems continue to get the protection they deserve. These are also rivers that indigenous communities depend heavily on. As a river community, it is important that we unite our voices and make them heard.
Here’s what we’re asking from you. First and foremost, we want people in this area involved in the conversation. We’ll be hosting a public float next weekend on Saturday the 24th of October, starting at Husum falls at 3:00 PM and floating down to Northwestern Lake. We ask that people please wear a mask to this event at both the put in and the takeout. We will do a big group photo at Northwestern Lake at 4:00 PM so that we can show SDS that we are a sizable community who cares deeply about these sections of river. Followed by this photo op we’ll inform everyone on how they can write a letter and help us make sure that we continue to have access to these rivers.
Thank you for your time.