Hopkins-Young Special Management Area

A 3,045 acre private timberland near Crescent, Oregon.
  • Managed by Oregon Department of Forestry.
  • No facilities.
  • Old growth ponderosa forest and stands of Douglas fir, sugar pine, white fir, and lodgepole pine.
  • Mule deer, white-headed woodpecker, northern goshawk


Hopkins-Young Special Management Area is a working forest near Crescent, OR (see map below). The Land Trust worked with Crown Pacific in 2000 to protect seven parcels of land totaling 3,045 acres. These forested lands are now scattered within the Gilchrist State Forest. The Hopkins-Young Special Management Area is home to a wide variety of wildlife species including mule deer, woodpeckers, hawks, songbirds, and more.

  • Highlights

    Hopkins-Young Special Management Area is managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry and all access should be cleared with them. Property highlights include:

    • The forest at Hopkins-Young Special Management Area. Photo: Land Trust.
      The forest at Hopkins-Young Special Management Area. Photo: Land Trust.
      Old growth ponderosa pine groves: Hopkins-Young Special Management Area contains areas of old growth ponderosa pine that are home to variety of wildlife species.

    • Outstanding wildlife habitat: Along the Walker Rim, forests of ponderosa pine, sugar pine, Douglas fir, and white fir provide excellent habitat for white-headed woodpecker and Northern goshawk.

    • Working forest: Hopkins-Young Special Management Area is a working forest. It is actively managed to provide for timber harvest while also ensuring that stands of large-diameter ponderosa pine, sugar pine, Douglas fir, and white fir remain standing for the benefit of wildlife.

  • Conservation Values


    White-headed woodpecker. Photo: Dick Tipton.
    White-headed woodpecker. Photo: Dick Tipton.

    Hopkins-Young Special Management Area protects and enhances old growth forest for the benefit of wildlife, specifically white-headed woodpeckers and Northern goshawks. The Oregon Department of Forestry manages these special parcels within the Gilchrist State Forest in a manner that protects these attributes and species.

    Hopkins-Young Special Management is named in memory of Forest Service ecologist Bill Hopkins and Ted Young, a forest manager for Crown Pacific.



     

  • Maps

    Hopkins-Young Special Management Area is managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry and all access should be cleared with them. The map below shows the general location of Hopkins-Young Special Management Area.