Forest Service plans to sell Estacada compound
NW Industrial Way Ranger Station will remain open
The Mt. Hood National Forest is planning the sale of property known as the Estacada Forest Service Compound.
The Forest Service is not considering changing the location or function of the current Estacada Ranger Station which is located on Northwest Industrial Way in Estacada.
The compound is an administrative site, located on River Lake Road outside the city limits of Estacada. The site consists of approximately six acres of land and buildings owned by the United States government that are no longer needed. The buildings include residences, warehouses, storage buildings and shops.
In recent years the Forest Service has experienced reduced budgets and the downsizing of employees and programs. The agency no longer has funds to maintain the buildings on the Estacada Compound and many of the buildings are underutilized. The Forest Service does not have a future need for most of the buildings and regular maintenance of them continues to drain agency budgets.
The Forest Service will retain the proceeds of the sale for use on other facilities.
Currently the Forest Service is conducting an analysis of the environmental effects of this proposal. Site-specific knowledge or concerns about the proposed action, must be submitted by April 4.