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


Welcome to Malheur National Forest


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.

Current Fire Danger Ratings for the Malheur NF

Canyon Creek Complex Malheur National Forest-Overview and Frequently Asked Questions

Report Purpose

Photo of fire fighters going to a fireThis report provides a narrative timeline of key events that occurred during the Canyon Creek Complex Fire as well as answer to the most frequently asked questions about the incident. Also included is an overview of the 2015 wildfire season across the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Region. Regional context is provided to explain when and why firefighting resources were limited—as well as the impacts of those limitations.

Full document: Canyon Creek Complex Malheur National Forest Overview and Frequently Asked Questions



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A roadside spotted knapweed infestation near the Malheur National Forest boundary.



Malheur National Forest Invasive Species Treatments




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Blue Mountains National Forests Proposed Revised Land Management Plan


Aquatic Restoration Information

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Eastside Restoration in the Blue Mountains

10-Year Stewardship hauling

Across 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.


Scenic View from the top of Summit Rock CFLR Information

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration is made up of two parts, one being the Malheur National Forest Strategic Plan, which has identified specific priorities on the forest.  The second portion of input comes from two established forest collaborative groups...


Recent News


Malheur National Forest Timber Sales Contribute to Local Economy

Efforts include danger tree mitigation

10-Year Stewardship hauling

Truckloads of logs rolling through local communities are a common sight as logging operations continue on the Malheur National Forest.

RMEF Land Protection Project: Headwaters of the John Day, Oregon

In the summer of 2014, 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.

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2016 International Seminar on Forest Landscape Restoration

Malheur National Forest had the privilege to host 17 foreign dignitaries from around the world

On May 12, the Malheur National Forest had the privilege to host 17 foreign dignitaries from around the world during the 2016 International Seminar on Forest Landscape Restoration

Volunteers and Partners making a difference

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Managing the Malheur National Forest requires the efforts of not only dedicated employee, but many partners and volunteers.


Partnership at Work

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Volunteers and employees working together.

Public Invited To Propose Forest Projects Under County Payments Program

Public Invited to Propose Forest Projects Under County Payments Program-Proposals due November 16.

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