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.
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.
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.
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.
April 21st, 2015: MD has started logging again. Log Trucks will be hauling on Forest Road 3935 by Crow Flats and directly onto US Highway 395 between Joaquin Miller Campground and Forest Road 31.
April 1st, 2015: Intermittent log haul from both Dairy Reoffer and Moo Reoffer are still ongoing. Haul Routes for Dairy Reoffer are from Forest Road 4510, Silver Creek Road onto US Highway 20. Haul routes for Moo Reoffer are from Forest Road 2815, Forest Road 2800 and onto US Highway 20.
Please use caution when traveling in these areas.
Current Timber Sales on the Malheur National Forest: