Conservation Oriented Recreation
We all love the Sandy. Recreation, done right, can help protect the river. Here are some tips on how to protect the Sandy’s natural beauty for the present and years to come:
- Leave No Trace
- Safety in the Mt. Hood National Forest
- Weather and conditons
- Mt. Hood Maps
- Sandy River Water Trail map
- NW Forest Pass is needed at many trailheads
Volunteers plant trees along the Salmon River with Vive NW
- Join a work party/volunteer
- Prevent the spread of invasive species:
- REMOVE plants, animals & mud from boots, gear, pets & vehicle.
- CLEAN your gear before entering & leaving the recreation site.
- USE CERTIFIED or local firewood & hay.
- Know your weeds, especially Sandy River Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) species and report them here
- Model for others how to be a good steward. Stay on trails, pick up trash, come clean, and go clean to prevent the spread of invasive species.