Welcome to Malheur National Forest
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.
Starting at 0001 on Friday August, 21st, the Malheur National Forest changed to Phase C of Public Use Restrictions, and is currently under Industrial Fire Precaution Level IV. It is prohibited to build, tend, or maintain a campfire, including fires with charcoal briquette fires (Liquid and bottled gas stoves only). Smoking is permitted inside enclosed vehicles, buildings, and designated recreation sites. It is prohibited to operate an internal combustion engine, except motor vehicle. Chainsaw use is prohibited. No off road/off-trail vehicle travel or travel on roads not cleared of standing grass or other flammable material; no vehicle travel on those FS roads where access has been impeded or blocked by earthen berm, logs, boulders, barrier, barricade or gate, or as otherwise identified in the Fire Order.
Evacuation Level information:
Level 1- Be alert and prepared
Level 2- Get your stuff ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Level 3- Get out now; you need to leave your property immediately
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
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.