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:

    41 Hazard Tree Removal Sale: 

    The 41 Road Hazard Tree Removal Sale is located within T 19S R 26E Sections 20,26,27,28,29, and 36, T
    20S R 26E Sections 1 and 2, T 20S R 27E Sections 7, 18,19,20,28,29, and 33, T 21 S R 27E Sections
    3,4,13,14,24, and 25, T 21S R 28E Sectioons 30,31,and 32, T22S R 28E Sections 4,5,9,10,14, and 15. 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 12/16/2015 for an estimated volume of 1 CCF of Douglas-fir sawtimber, 425 CCF of
    Ponderosa Pine and other coniferous species sawtimber, and 8 CCF of White Fir sawtimber marked or
    otherwise designated for cutting. In addition, there is within the sale area an unestimated volume of
    Miscellaneous non-saw that the bidder may agree 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