The Malheur National Forest is located in the eastern center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?

 

Welcome to Malheur National Forest

Malheur River 2014

 

The 1.7 million acre Malheur National Forest is located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. The diverse and beautiful scenery of the forest includes high desert grasslands, sage and juniper, pine, fir and other tree species, and the hidden gems of alpine lakes and meadows. Elevations vary from about 4000 feet (1200 meters) to the 9038 foot (2754 meters) top of Strawberry Mountain. The Strawberry Mountain range extends east to west through the center of the forest.

Starting at 0001 on Friday August, 21st, the Malheur National Forest changed to Phase C of Public Use Restrictions, and is currently under Industrial Fire Precaution Level IV.  It is prohibited to build, tend, or maintain a campfire, including fires with charcoal briquette fires (Liquid and bottled gas stoves only).  Smoking is permitted inside enclosed vehicles, buildings, and designated recreation sites.  It is prohibited to operate an internal combustion engine, including generators, with the exception of motor vehicles. Chainsaw use is prohibited.  No off road/off-trail vehicle travel or travel on roads not cleared of standing grass or other flammable material; no vehicle travel on those FS roads where access has been impeded or blocked by earthen berm, logs, boulders, barrier, barricade or gate, or as otherwise identified in the Fire Order.

 

Evacuation Level information:
Level 1- Be alert and prepared 
Level 2- Get your stuff ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Level 3- Get out now; you need to leave your property immediately 

 

 

Official Fire Information Flame EmblemSugarloaf Peak west of Dry Soda Lookout at 1:15 pm on August 14, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to Campgrounds

Go Hiking Link

 

 

 

Forest Road Conditions: Know before you go!   

The condition of forest roads can change dramatically without warning; wind, snow and rain events can have substantial and detrimental effects on road and trail conditions causing hazards and obstructions to travel.  It is advisable to consult your local ranger district office before your trip.

 


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Blue Mountains National Forests Proposed Revised Land Management Plan

 

Aquatic Restoration Information

  Malheur Aquatics Program Logo   Middlefork John Day River

 

 

 

 

 

Eastside Restoration in the Blue Mountains

Timber With LoggerAcross the Pacific Northwest, there is broad public support for actively managing forests to be more resilient to the uncertainties of climate change and the effects of insect outbreaks, disease, and destructive wildfires that follow decades of fire suppression in fire-dependent forests.

However, the current rate of restoration is not keeping pace with forest growth.  Unless we do some things differently, acres in need of restoration will continue to out-pace restoration accomplishments.

Recent News


Features

Canyon Creek Complex: Initial Attack

The Mason Springs and Berry Creek Fires grew together to become the Canyon Creek Complex

A chronological story of the Canyon Creek Complex


Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

A man wearing an orange hardhat working in the forest..

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


View More Features

Spotlights

Forest welcomes hunters

Archery hunter in the sunset

As various hunting seasons approach, the Malheur National Forest would like to welcome hunters to the area.

Pine Butterfly update-August 2012

Pine Butterfly

There has been an expanding outbreak on the Malheur National Forest over the last two years.  Learn more here.

 




Advisory Committee

Title II project proposal information.


Highlights

  • Timber Sales

    Timber Sales:

    Wolf NORTH STWD IRTC:  The Forest Service will receive technical and price proposals (no public opening)at Malheur National Forest, Supervisor's Office no later than 4:30 PM local time on or before 09/04/2015 for an estimated 41,128 tons of saw timber and grn cv biomass marked or otherwise designated for cutting.

    Wolf South STWD IRTC: The Forest Service will receive technical and price proposals (no public opening) at Malheur National Forest, Supervisor's Office no later than 4:30 PM local time on or before 09/04/2015 for an estimated 55,109 tons of saw timber and grn cv biomass marked or otherwise designated for cutting.

  • Recreation Passes