This page is for archive purposes only. To get the most up-to-date documents and information about the Blue Mountains planning process please click on our Final Blue Mountains Planning page. 


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Send us a video! Why are the Blue Mountains important to you?

The Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon and Washington are special. They’re full of natural wonders, amazing people, and unforgettable stories. What’s your story?

You can view these videos already sent in by others (you can also view as a YouTube Playlist).

What to say in your video? 

There’s no right answer.  Just introduce yourself and answer this question in under 60 seconds: “Why are the Blue Mountains important to me?”   

And no need to get too technical with editing.  Even a simple “selfie” cell phone video will do.  Here are a few tips:  

  • Think about a place that you care about.  Why does this place stand out for you?
  • What do you do there?  Or what would you like to do there?
  • What's your relationship with this place?

To highlight the diverse people who care about these public lands, we will choose a variety of videos to share on this website, Facebook, and Twitter.

How to submit your video:

Please check the box below, then email your video to: bluemtnplanrevision@fs.fed.us  

You can also email us for technical help if you have trouble sharing your video with us.  


I have read and agree to these Terms and Conditions

Please keep videos under 60 sec. and under 10 MB.


  • This is not intended to be an opportunity for formal public comment on Forest Service projects.
  • You are 18 and older (or have submitted a signed waiver by a legal guardian)
  • Video submission should be 60 seconds or less in length, 10 MB or less in size, and in one of the following formats: MOV, MP4 (MPEG4), AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEGPS, WebM.
  • You affirm that you are the creator of the video and any person(s) depicted in the video agree to its use by USDA. 
  • You agree to the public distribution and use of your video/image/audio by the USDA on its websites and social media sites.
  • You agree to hold USDA harmless with regard to any future uses of your video that are beyond the control of USDA.  You understand that, once your video is made public on the internet, USDA cannot control how it is shared or used by other parties on the internet or by other means.
  • USDA retains the right not to use a video that is submitted as part of this project for any reason.  For example, USDA will not allow (and will delete) any video submission that is off-topic, promotes services or products, makes personal attacks, or contains content that is discriminatory, abusive, threatening, profane, obscene, vulgar, over graphic, disturbing, or violates the law. 

Tribute to the Blue Mountains

Sophia Talks about Growing up in the Blue Mountains

An Artist’s Perspective on the Blue Mountains

Selena describes how the Blue Mountains are a beautiful part of our community

Mackenzie explains how going on forest adventures with family & friends instills a love of nature in children

Fill in the blank: After visiting parts of North Dakota, Korbin no longer takes _____ for granted

What is Elizabeth's favorite thing about the Blue Mountains?

Find out what reminds Austin of home and family

Artist Tracy Case turns found objects into art

Geoff Phillips makes his living in the Blue Mountains, a place he loves very much

“Our customers are out playing in our mountains," explains small business owner Jared Johnson.

Buddhist Monk Rinpoche finds “bao” (hidden treasure) in the Blue Mountains

Find out about Slade Elbert’s “Little piece of Heaven” in the Blue Mountains


Photographer Dave Densley shares what makes him happy about the Blue Mountains

Andy Huber of GROWISER (Grande Ronde Overlook Wildflower Institute Serving Ecological Restoration) shares his love of the Blue Mountains with children

Natural Resources Career Camp for Young Women: the Blue Mountains are important, inspirational & fun!

Gary Humphreys of Hermiston, Oregon shares why the Blue Mountains are important to him


Pat Cassidy of Pilot Rock, Oregon shares why the Blue Mountains are important to him.