Several months ago, an article was posted here about a road closure in Colton. Most of you have probably never been out there, but I'm fairly certain that you are familiar with official tactics when citizens begin asking questions. The road remains closed and now the man in charge has stopped responding to questions.
What is most interesting is that this road was closed after a mud slide. The slide occurred when the owner of the property clear cut his land. Does that sound familiar?
This is happening all over the Northwest. People who care nothing for the land and the soil, cut trees and walk off with their profits while the rest of us are left to deal with road closures and, more importantly, the loss of precious soils and forests. This damage has been done, but I am hoping that when the county gets emails from the people that they will understand that we are out here watching and we are not clueless. Here is the email address for Don Ehrich, the Road Operations Manager for Clackamas County. If you have a few moments, would you be interested in writing and simply asking if the county plans on opening Hult Road in the future. I am hoping Mr. Erich will receive many emails and will realize that this "problem" is not going to go away. I am pretty certain that he feels he can out wait us, and that makes me angry.