Palm fossil found near Coalmine Hill, Heppner Ranger District
Forest Plan Revision - Information available online!
The Umatilla National Forest, located in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington and northeast Oregon, covers 1.4 million acres of diverse landscapes and plant communities. The Forest has some mountainous terrain, but most of the Forest consists of v-shaped valleys separated by narrow ridges or plateaus.
The landscape also includes heavily timbered slopes, grassland ridges and benches, and bold basalt outcroppings. Elevations range from 1,600 to 8,000 feet above sea level. Changes in weather are common, but summers are generally warm and dry with cool evenings. Cold, snowy winters and mild temperatures during spring and fall can be expected. More about the Forest...
Temporary Hiring for the 2017 Fire and Field Season is Underway!
Are you hard working and love the outdoors? Are you looking for a job where you can learn the skills necessary to advance in different professions? The Pacific Northwest Region is looking for a seasonal workforce to work in different types of jobs on 17 national forests and scenic area located in Oregon and Washington. Jobs include specialized positions in fire and in natural resources. This application submittal period for all 2017 temporary jobs in Oregon and Washington will begin on November 15, 2016 and end on November 21, 2016. Information is available on the Pacific Northwest Region’s website (http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/jobs) listing all vacant temporary fire and natural resources vacancies and locations. Click here for the list of the positions, duty stations, grade levels and hiring manager contacts on the Umatilla National Forest. (PDF - 450 kb)
Forest Conditions: Know before you go!
Seasonal Public Use restrictions are in effect! Campfires are prohibited except in designated recreation sites. Click here to learn more!
Forest conditions can change dramatically without warning. Please contact your local Ranger District office and consult your motorized recreation use maps before your trip.