Current Forest Orders

Forest Orders are legal prohibitions that are issued by a National Forest Officer. They are issued when the Forest Officer considers them necessary for the protection or administration of the National Forest or for promotion of public health, safety or welfare. Each order includes a specific type of occupancy or use, period of time, and location. For more information on Forest Orders please consult the 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 251. The terms of these orders vary from longer terms to seasonal or emergency Forest Orders.
 

Longer term orders are more permanent in nature and usually reflect an environmental document decision. Shorter term orders are generally seasonal and are based on emergency environmental conditions (road closures for floods, area and trail closures for wildfires), and/or protection of forest visitors or forest resources (ie: Campground closures, area closures for bald eagle nesting).

Only active forest orders will be posted on this web site. Terminated orders will be removed following termination date. Signed copies are available at the front desk at the forest headquarters’ office in Pendleton, OR.

All documents are in Adobe PDF format.

 

Short-Term Forest Orders

 

Order

Area & Brief Description

Year Issued

Terminated

Public Use Restriction Phase C  Umatilla National Forest 2024  
Battle Mountain Complex Closure Order part 1 NFJD - Fire Related Forest Closure 2024  
Battle Mountain Complex Closure Order part 2 NFJD - Fire Related Forest Closure 2024  
Pomeroy Ranger District Cougar Creek Fire Forest Closure Expansion Order (Supersedes 06-14-04-24-01) Pomeroy - Fire Related Forest Closure  2024  
Heppner Ranger District Forest Closure Order  Heppner - Fire Related Forest Closure 2024  
Heppner Ranger District Lone Rock Fire Forest Closure  Heppner - Fire Related Forest Closure 2024  
Walla Walla Ranger District Road Closures Walla Walla - Flood Related Road Closures 2024  
Walla Walla Ranger District Trail Closures Walla Walla - Flood Related Trail Closure 2022  

Pearson Creek (FSR 54)Road Closure

North Fork John Day - Flood/Slide Activity Closure 2021  
North Fork John Day Ranger District - June 2022 - 54 Road North Fork John Day - Flood Activity Closure 2022

 

Umatilla Rim Trail #3080 Closure Walla Walla Ranger District - Timber Activity Closure 2023  

Long-Term Forest Orders

 

Order

Area & Brief Description

 Year Issued

Region-Wide Orders 

06-00-00-21-03

Traffic Safety

2021

06-00-00-20-02

Drugs and Alcohol

2020

06-00-0023-01 Alcohol Pohibition  2023

06-00-00-15-0001

Occupancy and Use - Aquatic Invasives

2015

06-00-00-22-01

Fireworks & Exploding Targets Prohibited

2022

06-00-00-21-02

Weed Free Forage & Mulch Products Required

2021

Forest-Wide Orders:  Forest-wide or include multiple districts

Tri-Forest 14 Day Stay Limit 14-Day Stay Limit - Occupancy and Use 2023

2012-0614-UMA-01

Oversnow Vehicle Restrictions - Winter Travel

2012

2009-0614-00-02

Wilderness - Occupancy and Use

2009

2010-0614-UM-01

Campground - Occupancy and Use

2022

06-14-00-22-17

 

Occupancy and Use

2009

T2018-0614-UM-12 Motorboat and Other Watercraft Use  2018

87-21

Metal Lugs Prohibited on Specifies Forest Roads

1987

 Pomeroy Ranger District

93-6

Activities Prohibited with 75ft of Live Stream

1993

06-14-04-24-01 Asotin Wildlife OSC Closure 2024

 North Fork John Day Ranger District

2009-0614-04

Wake and PWC Prohibition on Olive Lake

2009

Walla Walla Ranger District

06-14-06-23-01

Entry Closure: Mill Creek Watershed

2022

06-14-06-24-04

Horseshoe Prairie Nordic Area

2024

2009-0614-001

Grande Ronde -Wild and Scenic River Corridor - Occupancy and Use

2009

06-14-06-24-02

Motorized use in the Spout Spring Recreational Area year-round

2024

06-14-06-24-03

Motorized use in the Andies Prairie Nordic Area

2024

06-14-06-24-01

Motorized use in the Bluewood Ski Area

2024

06-14-06-24-05

Motorized use in the Meacham Divide Nordic Area from Dec. 1- March 31. 

2024