Blue-green algae

No toxicity sampling is occurring on the Deschutes National Forest at this time and advisories for toxic algae blooms will not be posted in recreational areas, on the Deschutes National Forest website or on the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) website. The exception to this is Odell Lake, where ODEQ will be sampling water quality associated with HABs and sharing information with OHA.

Public Notices

Forest Orders on the Deschutes National Forest

Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (a) gives each Forest Supervisor the authority to issue orders which close or restrict use of the of described areas within the area over which she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized in Title 36, Part 261, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Some of the reasons for implementation of forest orders are to protect public safety, prevent resource damage, preserve a particular areas setting (such as non motorized), protect wildlife populations and many other reasons. forest orders may prohibit a specific activity or impose permit requirements. Some examples of permits that may be required are hiking, camping or burning permits.

Please review the following forest orders that apply to the Deschutes National Forest.