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.
JOHN DAY, OR – An informational open house is scheduled to discuss wildland fire
suppression on the Malheur National Forest.
Fire Management staff encourage anyone with interest to join in the event the evening of
Thursday, July 9 from 5-7:00 pm at the Supervisor’s Office in John Day, OR located at 431
Patterson Bridge Road.
Campground Timber Sale: The sale is located within T 19S, R 26E, Section 29; T 20S, R25, E Section 34; T 18S, R 32E, Section 23; T 19S, R 26E, Section 30; T 20S, R 31E, Section 27 adn 34 and T 20S, R 27E, Section 1. The Forest Service will receive sealed and oral bids in public at Malheur National Forest, Supervisors Office at 10:00 am local time on 06/24/2015.
Antelope Timber Sale: The sale is located within T 17S, R 35 1/2E, Section 33 and T 18S, R 35 1/2E, Section 4. The Forest will receive sealed and oral bids in public at Malheur National Forest, Supervisor's Office at 10:00 am local time on 07/22/2015.