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 For  est 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.

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.

Link to Campgrounds   Go Hiking Link


Blue Mountains National Forests Proposed Revised Land Management Plan

 

Aquatic Restoration Information

 

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.

Features

Forest Accomplishment Report FY 2014

Cover Page

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.


2013 Recreation Accomplishment Report

Volunteers accomplish fence and gate repairs during the 2013 recreation season

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


View More Features

Spotlights

Game Attractants Cause Trouble

A bathtub has been used by hunters to create a makeshift waterhole to attract game

Please help us by not placing salt within 1/4 mile of water sources.
Hunters' use of game attractants causes livestock congregation, concentrated wildlife, degraded water quality.

Wilderness 50: Eastern Oregon Wilderness Passport

Shows Strawberry Lake with fall colors of yellow and brown in the background

The Forest Service is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act during 2014.  As part of the anniversary celebration, get your Eastern Oregon Wilderness Passport.

 




Please be Fire Safe on your National Forest

Magone Lake shown from a picnic area

Whether you’re planning to spend the weekend camping  or enjoying back-country trails or scenic drives, one message remains consistent: PLEASE LEAVE YOUR FIREWORKS AT HOME.

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.



View More Spotlights

Highlights

  • Timber Sales
    • February 24, 2015:  Malheur Lumber is continuing log haul over the 4510 road on Dairy Reoffer Sale, while Boise Cascade Wood Products has suspended haul for now on 2195, 4955 and 21 roads.

      Iron Triangle is continuing haul off Drew timber sale on the 37, 3790 roads and over private into Seneca, as well as from Marshall-Devine contract area on the 3935 road.

      High Cascade has suspended haul off Cub TS over the 1601 and 16 roads into Seneca.

      Active timber sales and contracts are hauling north into John Day.

    Please use caution when traveling in these areas.

     

    Current Timber Sales on the Malheur National Forest:

    Results:

  • Recreation Passes