Thursday, July 23, 2009
1. The pancake breakfast on Sunday the 6th, at th4e Camp Sherman Community Hall.
This year the event is sponsored by the Camp Sherman Historical Society. Hours are 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
2. The Camp Sherman Historical Society is sponsoring the showing of a Luther Metke video and an ice cream social on Saturday, August 15 at 6:45 PM at the Community Hall. A 27-minute documentary was produced several years ago about pioneer Camp Sherman log home builder Luther Metke. It was nominated for an Academy Award. The maker of the video will be there to talk about its production and relate stories of working with Luther. A small donation is requested.
Hope you can make one or both!
Monday, July 20, 2009
**Feedback Opportunity Ends August 10**
The Forest Service has developed a plan to control existing infestations of invasive plants. A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) has been issued suggesting three (3) potential courses of action and disclosing the expected environmental consequences of the plan.
The three alternatives analyzed in this DSEIS are:
1. A No-Action Alternative.
2. The Proposed Action, prescribing a combination of herbicides with mechanical, manual, and cultural control methods.
3. An alternative designed in the same manner as the Proposed Action, with an emphasis on reducing the risk of herbicides entering the water.
Comments will be accepted by various means:
Electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic comments will only be accepted at this e-mail address, and may be part of the e-mail or in an attachment using only Microsoft Word, rich text format, or Adobe PDF. The subject line must read, Invasive Plant Treatment Project.
Written comments may be mailed to:
Deschutes National Forest Headquarters
1001 SW Emkay Drive, Bend, OR 97702.
·Please identify the comment with the Invasive Plant Treatment Project.
For more information, please visit:
Or, contact Beth Peer at 541-383-4769.
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity
Saturday, July 18, 2009
We plan to photograph it now in its present state and AFTER, in what the Forest Service calls 'it's more natural state'. We hope to publish those photos so all can judge. We expect they'll do a good job.
The upper river is magnificent in its view towards the headwaters with Black Butte in the distance. We can all hope the new view doesn't suffer.
And what's happened since we last wrote here? Oh, not much...unless you count:
1. Permits Reissued
2. Lot Appraisals done and new Permit fees set for 2011
3. CUFFA challenges accelerating, in an attempt to make the FAIRNESS part work
4. Metolius Basin protected by an act of (State) Congress as Governor signs law
5. More yard debris picked up (at your driveway) that EVER before at no new cost
6. Trees in Metolius for fish habitat program advances, working its way toward Tract C
7. MRFHA Annual meeting was held, and well attended considering it was on July 4th.
8. Forest Service struggles to adopt workable procedures for Trusts to hold Permits
9. Black Butte, North East Side, lightening fire burns over 550 acres, though only a modest threat to the Basin at any time
10. People return to the River to enjoy and recreate with families and friends
Ok, there was lots more that has happened, but that's a good thumb nail. Check here at this blog regularly to get breaking news updates of consequence to cabin owners on the Metolius.
If you need to know more about any issue listed here, or have a general question about the Metolius and the MRFHA Cabins contact us at email@example.com