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Historic Status Update

For Recreation Residences in Region 6 and Oregon 

A total of 2,689 recreation residences under permit on National Forests in Region 6.

Of 2,689, an estimated total of 1,440 (as of summer 2008) individual recreation residences have been inventoried and evaluated.Updates for 2009 historic surveys have not been released by USFS.

Of the 1,440 recreation residences inventoried and evaluated, consultation with State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), with concurrence, has been completed on approximately 1430 recreation residences; Consultation for National Register eligibility (for historic and/or architectural values) has been completed for approximately 53% of the recreation residences in R6.

Tracts found to be eligible for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) listing as Historic Districts to date, in Oregon:*

# of Tracts in NF
# of Historic Tracts
Name of Historic Tract
# of Historic Cabins
FS Treatment
Deschutes 5 0 0
Mt. Hood 10 3 Mile Bridge
Still Creek
Zigzag Ski Club
Of the 553 cabins in the 10 tracts: 222 cabins in the three tracts plus 33 cabins in the other seven tracts. Three tracts are eligible as Historic Districts. Individual cabins in remaining seven tracts determined to be eligible for National Register.
Rogue River 2 1 Upper Rogue All 49 cabins Listed in National Register as part of Union Creek Historic District
Siskiyou 1 0
Umatilla 8 0
Umpqua 1 1 Diamond Lake 55 cabins of the 102 total Eligible as Historic District
Wallowa-Whitman 3 0
Willamette 9 0
Winema 2 1 Lake of the Woods

Rocky Pt.
218 cabins of 256

42 cabins surveyed in July of 2009
Eligible as Historic District

*The Forest Service must follow established regulations and guidelines in its management of the historic recreation cabins. These regulations are established in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 and 36 Coe of Federal Regulations (Protection of Historic Properties). A 2004 Programmatic Agreement between the Forest Service, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) also sets stipulations for Forest Service compliance with NHPA.

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