Cascade Volcanoes • Entered by Linda Buckley on July 28, 2021

solitude monitoring

July 24, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 1.5
Post Admin hours 0.5
Activity Hours 6.5
Participants 2
Total Hours 15

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)
Key Partners: USFS-Mark O Hatfield Wilderness
Landscape/area: Mount Hood National Forest (1069427 acres)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: counted 21 people/2 dogs in 4 hours-7 miles (7 miles)

Short Description of Activity

Solitude monitoring with partner Lorena Herron, in the Mulnomah moderate use zone-in Mark Hatfield Wilderness, Columbia River Gorge. During a 4 hour monitoring period, counted 21 people and 2 dogs. This is part of on-going time limited grant to provide data for the USFS. In this way, the USFS can assess the use of areas they cannot get to, with their own staff.

Reflection/Evaluation

We learned to more carefully review trail notes from fellow Broad who had monitored this zone. We did thorough research and took the training, but for the future, I would synthesize all the notes and maps, to create a master plan. We did meet the goal, but had trouble finding the trail head and took a 3 mile hiking detour outside of our specified zone! We also downloaded the all trails app to better locate our exact location through GPS coordinates.

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