Thanks for visiting the WyEast Blog! This is the voice of the Mount Hood National Park Campaign, encompassing what is now the Mount Hood National Forest, including the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge.
This is a private, non-profit movement to set a higher bar for what Mount Hood might become as a result of people like you and me sharing our own visions for the mountain and gorge. As we watch what so many of us consider to be a national shrine be chipped away with short-sighted decisions, it’s clear that we must act soon to protect our mountain. Through corporate greed and the inability of the U.S. Forest Service to act as an effective steward for our mountain, the future of Mount Hood and gorge stands at a crossroads.
The first step in advocating for a new Mount Hood National Park is to simply learn more about the threats to the mountain and gorge, and hopefully this blog and the campaign website will help you do that. The next step is to voice your opinion, and you can find several ways to do that on the website.
Finally, you should go enjoy the mountain – visit the high meadows, ancient forests, historic lodges, deep canyons, quiet lakes and splashing waterfalls. Walk in the tracks of Oregon Trail pioneers and pick huckleberries where countless generations of Native Americans have for centuries. There is no place quite like Mount Hood, and you can literally spend a lifetime discovering the secrets of this national treasure.
Tom Kloster | Mount Hood National Park Campaign