First Year of Malheur 10-Year Stewardship Contract resulted in $2.16 million of economic activity
In September 2013, the US Forest Service awarded a 10-year stewardship contract on the Malheur National Forest. This contract has received significant attention because of its duration and the local benefits it is expected to provide in Grant and Harney counties. It is also one of the first projects implemented as part of the Forest Service’s Eastside Restoration Strategy. A study by Ecosystem Workforce Program (University of Oregon) found that the first year of the contract resulted in $2.16 million in economic activity, supported 101 private sector jobs, and provided new optimism for local businesses in Grant County.
The Malheur Forest was named for the Malheur River which has its headwaters in the southeastern part of the Forest. The 1.7 million acre Malheur National Forest is located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. The Forest is managed for a variety of uses including livestock grazing, minerals and energy production, wood products, hunting and fishing and other recreational opportunities. The Forest and its many resources have played an important role in the development of local communities, a role that continues today.
A chronological story of the Canyon Creek Complex
The purpose of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes.
Visit this site to find out all you need to know about the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, including the latest CFLR 5-Year Report!
In Brief, July Edition ~ An informational update of Malheur National Forest projects.
There will be a lot of opportunity for involvement in planning on your National Forest in the future. One such meeting on the Starr Aspen and Big Mosquito projects is planned for April 15, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Grant County Airport, 720 Airport Road John Day, OR. District staff will share project information, answer questions and accept comments.
“We have set these meetings up to gather the knowledge and wishes of local community members,” said Blue Mountain District Ranger, Dave Halemeier. “Through these meetings we hope to clarify the intent of the proposed projects and further define potential projects that are important to our community.”
Malheur National Forest 10 Year Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Strategy
Please take a look at our accomplisments during Fiscal Year 2014. From initiating trail-blazing forest management porjects, to working in support of community infrastructure, to continuing fish and wildlife restoration, the Malheur National Forest has a lot to share from last year.
On Thursday, July 10, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Malheur National Forest celebrated one of the largest land acquisitions in the history of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service.
The forest received nearly $28 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which is providing an opportunity to make a difference in our communities and lands we manage.
In November 2005, the U.S. Forest Service published the “Final Travel Management Rule,” which directs all National Forests to designate a system of roads, trails and areas for motorized vehicle use.
The Malheur National Forest currently has about 6,000 miles of roads and trails available for motorized vehicle use.
Malheur Access and Travel Management Update- January 2013