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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              Link to Campgrounds   Go Hiking Link





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


A Forest Under Magone Lake

Professinal Divers inspect underwater forest in Magone Lake

Perhaps you may have heard about a forest of trees under Magone Lake?

Magone Lake was formed in the early 1800s when a massive landside dammed Lake Creek; the lake has been a popular destination for many decades.

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.

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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

Volunteers preparing to start their day

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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  • Timber Sales

    Timber Sales:

    Elk LP:  The Forest Service will receive sealed and oral bids in public at Malheur National Forest, Supervisor's Office at 10:00 am local time on 08/10/2016 for an estimated volume of 433 CCF Lodgepole Pine and other coniferous species sawtimber, and 85 CCF of Lodgepole Pine and other coniferous species grn bio cv marked or otherwise designated for cutting.

    The C Salvage Sale: 6232 ccf, Blue Mt. Ranger District , was awarded for the minimum bid rate of $4.55/ccf to Iron Triangle.  There was one bidder.

    Gibb DXPre:  65,696 tons or 22,009 ccf, Blue Mt. Ranger District, minimum bid rate was $4.99/ton, awarded to Boise Cascade Wood Products LLC for $14.75/ton. There were a total of 6 bidders.

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