History of the Umatilla National Forest

2008 marked the 100th anniversary of natural resource and conservation management on the Umatilla National Forest. During June and July, the districts held Open Houses, and the Forest hosted Umapaloosa! at the Umatilla County Historical Heritage Station Museum.

News Releases

 Firefighter Training - 1939 

Photos and Stories Submitted by Forest Service Retirees

  • Calvin E. von Weissenfluh
  • Gary Hodges - Stories and photos from the Pendleton Ranger District
  • Harold C. Criswell Memoirs - Mr. Chriswell's remarks about his time on the Umatilla National Forest, where he worked as an assistant Ranger on the Heppner District before World War II. Chriswell’s reminiscences about his life and times on the Umatilla National Forest are provided in this excerpt from his larger memoirs.


Timber Harvest

Milton Box Company


Milton Box Company - Pendleton, OR

Fire Lookouts

Spout Springs Ski Area

Other documents of interest


Historic Reference Material

The Umatilla National Forest also has a vast collection of  historical documents, maps, and photos obtained from the National Archives.


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