December 2020

A hearty THANK YOU! to all who have partnered with Friends of Mount Hood in the more than thirty years we have been advocating for the most beautiful mountain in the land, if not the world.

The pressure placed on our glaciated peak and forest, which the U.S. Forest Service classifies as urban, is tremendous. Kate McCarthy rallied the troops in 1988 because of development plans on the North side. It has been a constant battle for these thirty years, and the threat is still there today.

In 2002, the FOMH was a founding member of a coalition of land groups and outdoor clubs created to make a united front against the latest threat to the mountain. The Cooper Spur Wild & Free Coalition has been the proverbial point of the spear to stop development plans on the North side of Mount Hood, plans that would have changed forever Mount Hood and also the beautiful Hood River valley. 

After almost twenty years of work we thought we were in the final stages of closing a “clean sweep” land exchange deal that would provide a permanent solution for controlling development on the North side. However, at this time the outcome has become unpredictable. We may actually be simply entering into the next phase of the battle. 

Visit to learn the story of the North side and find answers about where things are at on the proposed land exchange. We have enclosed a Keep Mt Hood Wild sticker. Please display it to show that you are in the battle to protect the mountain.

We will be holding our 2021 Annual Meeting, along with election of Board Members and Officers of the Board, at 6:30 PM on May 12, 2021. In recognition of the extraordinary times we live in, the meeting will be held “virtually” via a video link.  

The address to join us at is: You can also dial in using your phone.  (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)  United States: +1 (872) 240-3311 – One-touch: tel:+18722403311,,711059853# 

Thank you again for your support! We hope that you will again join with us in this ongoing battle. Please visit to learn more.

FOMH is a volunteer conservation group with no paid staff, rent, or overhead. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent  of the law.

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