Fall view of the Wenaha-Tucannon from the Oregon Butte Lookout
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...
2016 Temporary Hiring Information:
New! The Umatilla National Forest is outreaching with plans to fill several temporary positions for the 2016 field season. These positions will be advertised through www.usajobs.gov. Applications will be accepted November 30 - December 7, 2015.
2016-Temporary Positions List Outreach: (.pdf 650kb.) Lists positions, duty stations, grade levels and hiring manager contacts. See news release.
Forest Conditions: Know before you go!
The forest conditions can change dramatically without warning. It is advisable to consult your local ranger district office before your trip.
Current Wildfire Information: