FAQ - Miscellaneous

  1. How do I find a job with the Forest Service? You can check on our website under Employment. You must be 18 years and older and a US citizen to apply for any jobs listed. Senior opportunities consist of training to return to the work force, and volunteering. Youth opportunities are for those under the age of 18 to work for the summer under the Youth Conservation Crews. Another way to check on jobs is under USAJOBS http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. To search ONLY for Forest Service jobs, start at http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9ag.asp and choose USDA, Forest Service.
  2. Does the Malheur give away free trees? The Forest Service no longer gives away free trees. We recommend you check with your State Forester for more information/grants, etc.
  3. How can I purchase a map or other items about the area? Select forest, wilderness, and district maps may be purchased at any of our offices or by mail. Check the map section for prices or call our office at 541-575-3000. If ordering through the mail please make your check payable to USDA, indicate which map(s) you would like to purchase, and mail to our office.
  4. How do I make reservation for a fire lookout or cabins? The Malheur has one fire lookout (Fall Mountain), and 4 cabins (Deer Creek, and Murderer's Creek, Short Creek, and Sunshine) available for recreational rental, when travel by passenger vehicle allows. You need to make reservations for these facilities through www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. This is a very popular way to spend some quiet time in the woods. More information and pictures are available in our recreation section of this web page.
  5. How do I sell products and services to the Forest Service? Are there contracts on which I can bid? If you sell a product or service, the best thing to do is get in the Federal Supply Service Program through General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA is the business manager and purchasing agent for the federal government. The address for GSA in Washington DC is General Services Building, Eighteenth and F Street NW., Washington DC 20405, 202-708-5082. Or you may visit their web site at www.gsa.gov for further information.


  • Timber Sales

    Timber Sales:

    1648 Decks Sale:  The 1648 Decks Sale is located within T 16S R 33 1/2E Sections 3 and 4, T 17S R 33 1/2E Section 32. The Forest Service will receive sealed and oral bids in public at Malheur National Forest, Supervisor's Office at 10:00 AM local time on 10/14/2015 for an estimated volume of 286 CCF of Douglas-fir and other coniferous species sawtimber, and 166 CCF of Ponderosa Pine sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting. In addition, there is within the sale area an estimated volume of 109 CCF of Ponderosa Pine non-saw that the bidder agrees to remove at a fixed rate. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below. A prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the Malheur National Forest, Supervisor's Office, 431 Patterson Bridge Road, John Day, OR 97845. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

  • Recreation Passes