Chinook Pass Cabin Owners Association     

Forest Watch Program

Forest Watch Sign
Cabin break-ins and vandalism is a problem that many tracts have faced for years.  The remoteness of our cabins coupled with budget cutbacks makes it difficult for the Sheriff's deputy to catch thieves in the act.

Inspired by the Mt Hood Forest Homeowners Association, CPOCOA has created it's own version of the "Neighborhood Watch" program using material from NNWI as well as informational sheets created in cooperation with the Yakima Sheriff's department.

Our volunteer program depends upon the support of a sponsor for each participating tract.   Each sponsor is provided with a packet of information on how to establish the program for their tract along with up to 2 signs to attach to the tract gate or entrance.

The sponsor then modifies the templates (see below) to create customized informational packets for each cabin owner and distributes them.    Email addresses for each of the tract's cabin owners is then forwarded to the CPCOA Webmaster who then creates an email distribution list to make it easier for cabin owners to communicate with one another.

Tract Sponsors packets consist of:

Cabin Owner packets consist of:

  • Cover letter customized for tract
  • Up to date tract contact list
  • Incident Reporting Sheet
  • Operation ID Inventory Form
  • Operation ID window stickers

Questions concerning this program should be sent to Gary Jackson via  Cell:  509.952.8498