The foundation work for the BPA Tower moving project is apparently complete, and the construction traffic should be gone for the short term at the Delta. Work is expected to resume sometime in July to install the new towers, and move the transmission lines. With the heavy activity, and the recent rains, the roads are very soft. The roads should be OK for foot traffic, and cycles, but any vehicles will rut the roads
The Forest Service has published their Consistency Determination for the Sandy River Delta Restoration and Dam Removal Project. The notice is below. ____________________ Dear Interested Parties: The Forest Service has made a determination of consistency with the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (CRGNSA) Management Plan and Scenic Area Act for the Sandy River Delta Section 536 Ecosystem Restoration Project.
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UPDATE: An update on BPA’s Tower Work forwarded from the Forest Service. Anyone out at the delta during the listed dates should be aware of equipment using the road, and keep themselves and their animals a safe distance from any activity. _____ BPA will be starting the tower replacement this week. They will operate from Wed-Saturday on the 13 -16th and 20-23rd. They apparently need to work on Sat to allow the c
When you’ve visited a natural area for years with only vague certainty that the land is public, and you get word of change, of course you get concerned. The Sandy River Delta was such a place of concern. Visited regularly but otherwise relatively unknown, the Delta, or “1000 Acres” was a gem. Easily overlooked at the West end of the Columbia Gorge with its floodplain-flat geography, the Delta offered solitude, easy