Headwaters of the John Day No Longer a Checkerboard

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. 

Forest Accomplishments Report FY 2013 (4.2 MB)

Please take a look at our accomplishments during Fiscal Year 2013. From initiating trail-blazing forest management projects, 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.

2013 Recreation Accomplishment Report

Learn more about how your recreation fees were used in 2013 to benefit the facilities and services available on your Malheur National Forest.

Planning and Program of Work

Malheur National Forest 10 Year Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Strategy

Seeking the Greatest Good with Forest Communities

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.” 


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.

Changing Motorized Access on Your Malheur National Forest

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


  • Timber Sales
    • January 23, 2015: Log haul will begin from MD subdivision next week.  Haul route will be 3935, by Crow Flat to 395 North.  They are moving equipment in today and over the weekend
    • January 9, 2015: Log haul has begun for the Drew Timber Sale. Haul route is the 3790 road to the 37 road to US Highway 395 and north.
    • Operations have begun on both Moo Reoffer and Dairy Reoffer timber sales. Moo Reoffer is located on Emigrant Creek Ranger District Southeast of Highway 395. Units are located on the 2800400 and 2855. Haul route will be out the 2815, 2800 to Highway 20. Dairy Reoffer is located on Emigrant Creek Ranger District North of Highway 20. Haul route will be 4510200, 4510, 4500 to Highway 20 (Riley).


    Current Timber Sales on the Malheur National Forest:



  • Recreation Passes