Wallowa-Whitman Alerts, Notices and Project Updates
ALERT: The Hat Point Road (#4240) has been re-opened to the Warnock Corral Trailhead and to Hat Point. From the Warnock Corral Trailhead, the Western Rim National Recreation Trail north (#1774) will remain closed to motorized vehicles due to heavy firefighter traffic and safety concerns.
Additionally, an area closure has been implemented west of Somers Point.
Effective on August 28, 2014 at 0001 am, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will move back to Phase A of the Public Use Restrictions (PURs), which addresses use of campfires, chainsaws (firewood cutting), internal combustion engines, smoking, generators, and off-road/off-trail vehicle travel. The specific PURs information can be found at this location: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/PURS.
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 2.3 million acres of varied landscape, extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border.
The forest ranges in elevation from 875 feet in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area to 9,845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.
We manage the forest as sustainable ecosystems providing clean water, wildlife habitat and valuable forest products. This setting offers a variety of year-round recreation opportunities.
Across the nation and in 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. Read more about Accelerated Restoration.
The East Face Analysis Area is a multi-agency collaborative restoration project designed to restore and maintain resilient landscapes, create fire adapted communities and respond to wildfire. Learn more about this exciting project by clicking the link!
Click the link to view this video on hiking safely with goats, which provides guidance and educational value for people recreating in areas where they are likely to have interactions with mountain goats.
Interested in learning about Forest campsites, trails and wilderness areas? Find out more here!