Green Mountain in Vernonia area.
(Photo by Tyler Robertson/Two Wheel Travel)
I have some bad news, some good news, and some very good news.
First, the bad news…
As of today (July 1st), timber company Weyerhaeuser Columbia Timberlands has started a new program that requires all users of their tree farms and other land in Columbia and Washington counties to have an official permit. This new “recreational access program” is something Weyerhauser has done on their land in other parts of the United States but it’s a first here in our region. The company owns about 126,000 acres in dozens of parcels between Portland, Longview and the Oregon Coast.
As you can from the lead photo, new signs have already been posted.