All Malheur National Forest Offices will be closed starting at 1:30 pm Wednesday, November 25 through Thursday November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. All offices will reopen regular business hours Friday, November 27.
Supervisor's Office/Blue Mountain Ranger District
Hours of Operation: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
Mailing: P.O. Box 909
John Day, OR 97845
Emigrant Creek Ranger District
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Closed for lunch 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
265 Highway 20 South
Hines, OR 97738
Prairie City Ranger District
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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.
Chainsaws operation on the Malheur National Forest: Chainsaws may be operated all day. A one hour fire watch is required after saw operation has ceased. Saw operators are required to have an axe (minimum 2 lb head, 26" length), shovel (8" wide, 26" length), and fire extinguisher (minimum ABC 8 oz) in their possession.
Campfire on the Malheur National Forest: Campfires are allowed only in fire pits surrounded by dirt, rock or commercial rings and in areas not conducive to rapid fire spread, at a minimum clear of all flammable material within a radius of 3 feet from the edge of the pit and free of overhanging material. Use existing pits wherever possible. Campfires must be attended at all times and stone cold out before leaving the area. Portable cook stoves using liquefied or bottled gas and wood burning stoves equipped with a chimney that is at least five (5) feet in length with a spark-arresting screen consisting of 1/4 inch mesh hardware cloth are allowed. Use of charcoal briquettes is permitted under the same restrictions as campfires as described above.
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.
The 41 Road Hazard Tree Removal Sale is located within T 19S R 26E Sections 20,26,27,28,29, and 36, T
20S R 26E Sections 1 and 2, T 20S R 27E Sections 7, 18,19,20,28,29, and 33, T 21 S R 27E Sections
3,4,13,14,24, and 25, T 21S R 28E Sectioons 30,31,and 32, T22S R 28E Sections 4,5,9,10,14, and 15. 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 12/16/2015 for an estimated volume of 1 CCF of Douglas-fir sawtimber, 425 CCF of
Ponderosa Pine and other coniferous species sawtimber, and 8 CCF of White Fir sawtimber marked or
otherwise designated for cutting. In addition, there is within the sale area an unestimated volume of
Miscellaneous non-saw that the bidder may agree to remove at a fixed rate. The Forest Service reserves the
right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below. A
prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission
of bids is available to the public from the Malheur National Forest, Supervisor's Office, 431 Patterson Bridge
Road, John Day, OR 97845. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.