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.


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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