Working with local partners, we are creating better fish and wildlife habitat, enhancing recreational experiences and increasing the number and diversity of the stewards of the Forest into the future.
Comprised of more than one million acres of forested mountains, lakes and streams, the Mt. Hood National Forest is the backyard to approximately 2.5 million people in the Portland metro area, towns in the Columbia Gorge and other surrounding communities. “Mt. Hood” serves as a major destination for many to hike, fish, camp, raft, ski and enjoy many other recreation activities.
The verdant valleys and forested mountains of Mt. Hood host an array of amazing wildlife including salmon, steelhead, northern spotted owls, elk and more.