Good Dog! Logging Project
We've asked folks to share their concern about the proposed Forest Service logging project that includes the Good Dog! area. The Bulletin ran a story on that in the 11/27/13 paper. We appreciate the coverage of this important issue, but they got a few facts wrong. Most notably, they stated the Forest Service has not explicitly said they would obliterate unofficial trails in the West Bend project. In fact, they have -- including in their NEPA planning documents. It's 48 MB and 690 pages long, but if you're interested in finding out more, here's the link to the most recent document.
The new version of our brochure, with Bend and forest off-leash maps, is available at OLAs, pet stores, vet offices, and Visit Bend and Central Oregon Visitor Association (COVA) offices
Here are electronic versions:
If you have any feedback for us on the brochure / maps, please email us.
Some of our activities and accomplishments
DogPAC is a community volunteer organization that does a combination of advocacy (many hours in meetings) and on-the-ground enhancement for off-leash recreation (many hours in the forest and parks).
- We provide information and promote responsible dog guardianship, especially relating to off-leash recreation.
- We adopted and maintain the Deschutes River Trail and broader Good Dog! area between Entrada Lodge and Meadow Camp.
- We created, maintain, and groom Central Oregon's only groomed ski and snowshoe trails that allow dogs.
- We provide poop bags and empty "poop trash" at Good Dog!, the Wanoga winter trail, and the Phil's Trail parking area.
- We catalyzed the relaxation of summer trail restrictions in the national forest (Deschutes River Trail and wilderness).
- We catalyzed the Bend Park and Recreation District's expansion from 1 OLA to 7 in 2009; the Oregon Recreation and Park Association recognized our collaboaration with BPRD via the 2009 Volunteer Service Award.
- We work to sustain and expand forest and park off-leash access.
DogPAC's mission is to promote the health and enjoyment of dogs and their guardians through the provision of off-leash recreation opportunities in Central Oregon.
We hope this site, our advocacy, and our on-the-ground work enhance your enjoyment of outdoor experiences with your dog.
It is important for you and others that your dog behaves responsibly
when off-leash. Please check out our Get Smart webpage for etiquette tips and other useful information.
Our three keys to successful outdoor experiences:
Enjoyment, Responsibility, and Access.
Your donation funds trail maintenance; volunteers drive our dreams.
Thank you, sponsors!
DogPAC is pleased to announce another way to support our work! Central Oregon Charities provides a free Mobile Donor Engagement System to charities in the Central Oregon area including DogPAC.