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Report on Management of Forest Resources in the Bull Run Division.

The Bull Run Division of the Mt. Hood National Forest is the sole source of municipal water for the City of Portland and, under normal conditions, for adjoining communities. Your Committee was asked to “consider present policy by which land and other resources of the Bull Run Reserve are managed and make recommendations for policies guiding future management.” Major facets studied included the natural features of the Bull Run Division; history of the Division; definition, measurement and standards of water quality; the impact of timber harvest and road construction on water quality; alternative uses of the Division, and planning in the Bull Run Division.

Although many technical issues are involved on which the Committee, as a whole, can profess no expertise, the importance of the water supply, the general inaccessibility of the area, and the wide variety of potential use combinations warranted this lay review of Bull Run Division management.

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