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BARK VOLUNTEERS work on a community mapping project in the Mount Hood National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service is planning a thinning project in the Cooper Spur area, sparking concerns from environmental and biking groups. USFS will hold a public meeting Wednesday in Hood River.

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Polallie Cooper thinning project draws passion from groups

Forest Service schedules public meeting Wednesday

The U.S. Forest Service is planning a nearly 3,000-acre forest thinning and fuels reduction project on the north slope of Mount Hood, drawing more than a thousand written comments from Oregon environmental advocates and local biking groups.

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