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


Welcome to Malheur National Forest

Elk Herd Logan Valley

The 1.7 million acre Malheur National For  est 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.

Blue Mountains National Forests Proposed Revised Land Management Plan 


Aquatic Restoration Information


Eastside Restoration in the Blue Mountains

Timber With LoggerAcross 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.


Headwaters of the John Day No Longer a Checkerboard

American Flag in foreground, Strawberry Wilderness in background

On Thursday, July 10, 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. 

Forest Accomplishments Report FY 2013 (4.2 MB)

Cover page showing a lake and the green Forest Service Curve

Please take a look at our accomplishments during Fiscal Year 2013. From initiating trail-blazing forest management projects, 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.

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Game Attractants Cause Trouble

A bathtub has been used by hunters to create a makeshift waterhole to attract game

Please help us by not placing salt within 1/4 mile of water sources.
Hunters' use of game attractants causes livestock congregation, concentrated wildlife, degraded water quality.

Wilderness 50: Eastern Oregon Wilderness Passport

Shows Strawberry Lake with fall colors of yellow and brown in the background

The Forest Service is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act during 2014.  As part of the anniversary celebration, get your Eastern Oregon Wilderness Passport.


Please be Fire Safe on your National Forest

Magone Lake shown from a picnic area

Whether you’re planning to spend the weekend camping  or enjoying back-country trails or scenic drives, one message remains consistent: PLEASE LEAVE YOUR FIREWORKS AT HOME.

Pine Butterfly update-August 2012

Pine Butterfly

There has been an expanding outbreak on the Malheur National Forest over the last two years.  Learn more here.

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  • Timber Sales
    • January 23, 2015: Log haul will begin from MD subdivision next week.  Haul route will be 3935, by Crow Flat to 395 North.  They are moving equipment in today and over the weekend
    • January 9, 2015: Log haul has begun for the Drew Timber Sale. Haul route is the 3790 road to the 37 road to US Highway 395 and north.
    • Operations have begun on both Moo Reoffer and Dairy Reoffer timber sales. Moo Reoffer is located on Emigrant Creek Ranger District Southeast of Highway 395. Units are located on the 2800400 and 2855. Haul route will be out the 2815, 2800 to Highway 20. Dairy Reoffer is located on Emigrant Creek Ranger District North of Highway 20. Haul route will be 4510200, 4510, 4500 to Highway 20 (Riley).


    Current Timber Sales on the Malheur National Forest:



  • Recreation Passes