Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site

General Advisory

02/21/2019 to 07/31/2019
Overgrown nursery stock, mostly douglas firs planted in the 1980's, will be removed from the property to be used in a riverbank stabilization project at Bowers Rock State Park. The trees will be pushed over with equipment rather than cut so the bulky root wads will help lock the riverbanks in place. This summer when the soil is dry the trees will be picked up from the mill property and hauled to Albany to complete the project. The removal of the trees is also part of Thompson's Mills Cultural Landscape Plan which calls for restoring the landscape to the way it was 100 years ago. After removal of the trees the highest peaks of the Coast Range will be visible from the mill for the first time in 30 years.