HR County Forest User Numbers Lower Than Normal Despite Sunny Weather

Hood River County Commissioners were told that there were a good number of recreationalists using County forestlands over the warm weekend, but the numbers were lower than they would normally expect.  County officials had opened County forestlands in an effort to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for local residents, but were concerned about out-of-town visitors using them while other public lands are closed.  County Forester Doug Thiesies said right now the policy is generally working, but pressure will increase.  He noted they are starting to see people wanting to camp on the forestlands.  They are open for day-use only.  Sheriff Matt English said there were more visitors this weekend.

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