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. It is advisable to consult your local ranger district office before your trip.
SPRING TRAVEL ALERT!
Spring may be here, but old man winter is holding on at the higher elevations and current snow levels vary from district to district. Spring weather can change dramatically from sunny and warm to snowing and below freezing in a matter of hours. So be prepared for rapidly changing conditions.
Forest road conditions can also change without warning; wind, snow, and rain events can have substantial effects on road and trail conditions causing hazards and obstruction to travel.
Please contact and consult your local ranger district office before your trip.
Memorials, Plaques, Honoraria or Commemorative Monuments on National Forest System lands
While the placement of a monument or memorial on public land may help some individuals through difficult times, these memorials are generally of significance to only those most closely tied to a specific person or event. Others may feel that memorials intrude on their experience of the Forest. For this and other reasons, the placement of monuments or memorials on National Forest System lands is prohibited.
In lieu of placing a monument or memorial on public land, the Forest Service asks that you consider honoring the person or event in ways that do not have a lasting impact on the landscape or other visitors’ experiences. Alternatives to the placement of a private memorial
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.
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...