Snowy Mt. Hood

Photo by Darryl Lloyd

Cooper Spur Wild & Free Coalition is a diverse affiliation of recreation, environmental, and citizen organizations working to keep the north side of Mt. Hood wild since 2002.

Our mission is to preserve and protect the biological integrity and historic nature of the north side of Mt. Hood in and around Cooper Spur from new development, increased commercial activities, high impact recreational expansion, and timber sales on public and private lands in and adjacent to those lands.

From Instagram

Hope everyone can get out and Mt. Hood this weekend! 🗻

#protecttheplaceyoulove #keepmthoodwild #cooperspur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #parkdaleoregon #hoodriver

📸Cate Hotchkiss @catehotchkiss
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The cumulative impacts of thinning/clearcutting forest through the Pollallie-Cooper timber sale and a potential human development would significantly affect the area that is already changing due to climate caused impacts such as decreased snow pack and increased wildfires.

#keepmthoodwild #protecttheplaceyoulove #cooperspur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #parkdaleoregon #hoodriver #cumulativeimpacts

📸Raul and Sarah Photography @hiker.girl77
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So excited for backcountry snow sports and activities season!!

#keepmthoodwild #cooperspur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #parkdaleoregon #Backcountry #backcountryski #snowshoe #snow

📸Kate McCarthy shared by Kermit McCarthy
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Goodnight Hood ❤🌙🗻

📸@tobin_kearns

#keepmthoodwild #protecttheplaceyoulove #cooperspur #savethespur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #parkdaleoregon #hoodriver #goodnight
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The Cooper Spur Shelter provides great views of Mt. Hood, the area to the east and shelter from the elements.

📸 @dreamcapturedimages

#keepmthoodwild #protecttheplaceyoulove #cooperspur #cooperspurshelter #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #parkdaleoregon #hoodriver #shelter
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"Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful" - Margaret J. Wheatley

📸 @linds.with.a.lens

#mthood #mthoodnationalforest #protecttheplaceyoulove #keepmthoodwild #savethespur #cooperspur #parkdaleoregon #hoodriver #reflection
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Cooper Spur is not only a great space for wild animals but also for you and your hiking buddy!🐾

📸 _rachelbode_

#keepmthoodwild #protecttheplaceyoulove #cooperspur #savethespur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #parkdaleoregon #hoodriver #hikingbuddy🐾
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Unfortunately we are going to have to take a raincheck on the hike planned for this Sunday 🌧 ☔️ Stay tuned for a winter snowshoe date coming soon though!

#cooperspur #protecttheplaceyoulove #raincheck #snowshoetocome #savethespur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #tillyjanetrail #tillyjanecabin
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Loving all this new snow on the mountain! ❄️

#protecttheplaceyoulove #mthood #cooperspur #mthoodnationalforest #hoodriver #parkdaleoregon #savethespur #outdoorrecreation #snow
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Don’t forget to RSVP to join us for the guided hike up the Tilly Jane Trail coming up this Sunday. Email jackie@thrivehoodriver.org to RSVP or to learn more information. Can’t wait to see ya’ll there! #cooperspur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #tillyjanecabin #tillyjanetrail #hoodriver #parkdaleoregon ...

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"Why is it important to keep the North side of Mt. Hood wild? If I can paraphrase a quote from standing on Mt. Hood with Lute Jerstad, a mountain climber, who was looking at the sunrise and said "There are very few places in the world this beautiful." - Jim Parr

#protecttheplaceyoulove #cooperspur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #savethespur #wildandfree #hoodriver #parkdaleoregon

📸Cate Hotchkiss @catehotchkiss
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We asked local friends why it is important to them that Cooper Spur and the north side of the mountain remain unchanged. Here is one reason they shared:

"30 years ago I decided I wanted to live here and I'm excited it looks similar to what it did back then and I have made dear friends now and we love and explore and cherish it everyday" - Elizabeth Gaar

Why is Cooper Spur important to you?

#keepmthoodwild #protecttheplaceyoulove #cooperspur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #parkdaleoregon #hoodriver
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100% of Hood River County is categorized as in severe drought conditions, with our neighbors to the east experiencing extreme drought.

Preserving our water supply as we are continuing to see the impacts of climate change is one of the primary driver's for our ongoing work to protect Mt. Hood's north side and the watershed that sustains 25% of Hood River's drinking water.

#waterislife #climatechange #drought #protecttheplaceyoulove #mthood #keepmthoodwild #cooperspur #mthoodnationalforest #hoodriver #parkdaleoregon
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The lower Cooper Spur area contains the only remaining east-west corridor of low elevation, large tree, closed-canopy forest on the north side of Mt. Hood. This connection allows genetic exchange between old-growth populations in the widely separated Surveyor’s Ridge and Bull Run Late Successional Reserves.

#protecttheplaceyoulove #keepmthoodwild #cooperspur #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #hoodriver #parkdaleoregon

📸Daniel Gomez @dreamcapturedimages
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Don't forget to take a moment to enjoy a sunrise or sunset in you favorite place 🌅

#protecttheplaceyoulove #keepmthoodwild #mthood #mthoodnationalforest #hoodriver #parkdaleoregon #sunrise #sunset

📸Cate Hotchkiss @catehotchkiss
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Questions or comments?