We’ll have a small crew out at the Delta this weekend to do some work as well as a booth to share some information regarding the summers dam removal and other things Delta related. We’re planning on pulling some of the barbed wire that still remains along the Ranch Dike trail, and 1000 acres road. While we’re there, we’ll also have an information booth set up at the intersection of 1000 Acres
There has been a couple of reports lately of dogs becoming ill, possibly after visits to the Delta. One diagnosed case of Giardia, and another of Elokomin Fluke Fever, or Salmon Fluke. The dog with Fluke Fever is reported to have been lethargic, and feverish, and did not show other symptoms such as lymph gland swelling, or diarrhea which made diagnosis difficult. The dog hadn’t eaten for 8 days and drank litt
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