The "Mt. Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act"is heading to Trump's desk to get signed into law. It's been a long time coming and was actually originally passed in 2009  as part of a wilderness designation. It was to be implemented within 16 months of passage by the Forest Service but so many delays, including a law suit against the forest service, as pushed this out for many years. 

This bill was written to protect land conservation and recreation in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The trade is for property in the Cooper Spur ski area swapped for  around 100 acres of land near Government Camp.  Here's the approximate location for the swap near Government Camp. 

Government Camp Land Swap with Cooper Spur and Government Camp


More information can be found about the swap in this Hood River News article. 

Environmental Impact Statement

This could bode well for future development areas in Government Camp which is lacking in further land available for building homes and condos. Skiers will relish having more choices in the future and perhaps more affordable options down the road.