Please Don't Pet or Feed Wild Horses

The Forest Service and Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition wish to remind visitors not to pet or feed wild horses, because doing so can harm the animal and require its removal.

Steins Pillar Panel Invites Visitors to Explore Geology of the Ochocos

A new interpretive panel invites visitors to explore the area’s unique volcanic history through interactive recreational experiences.

Are those noxious weeds you're standing in?

Use this guide to help you identify the top invasive plants of the Crooked River Basin!

Campfire Safety

Do you know how to properly extinguish a campfire? Check out this short video for some campfire safety tips.

How we're protecting and restoring native plants

Each year, the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland undertake numerous projects to eradicate invasive and restore native plants. 

What is laminated root rot disease?

Find out more about the tree disease that infects a 40-acre section of forest within the Walton Lake developed recreation site.

Cattlemen Working to Preserve Pioneer History on the Grassland

Ranchers restore the two remaining historic windmills on the Crooked River National Grassland

Upper Beaver Prescribed Burn Achieved Desired Results

Central Oregon fire managers recently completed the 3,800-acre Upper Beaver prescribed burn on the Paulina Ranger District, just south of Black Canyon Wilderness.


Volunteers restore Cold Springs Guard Station

Volunteers with the Passport in Time project worked throughout May to renovate a historic guard station.

Becoming a Riverkeeper

During the 2014-2015 school year, more than 1,300 school kids participated in the Riverkeepers Storyline program in Crook County.

See what it's all about!

Working to restore fish habitat

You’ve heard the term “stream restoration,” but what does that really mean?

Find out what we're doing to restore fish habitat in Trout Creek.

Trout Creek Stream Restoration

The Ochoco National Forest is working to restore impaired streams to improve water retention and fish habitat. Learn more about our efforts!

Ochoco Summit Trail System Project - Frequently Asked Questions

The Ochoco Summit Trail System Project has generated a lot of interest and a lot of questions. Take a look here if you are new to the project and want to see what it's all about.

Fuel Treatment Effectiveness on the Corner Creek Fire

A new report looks at the effects of fuel treatments and invasive plants on the 2015 Corner Creek Fire.

Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative

Since 2012, the Ochoco National Forest has been working with a collaborative group to create a better-informed planning process and decision-making.

Could you make it as an early forest ranger?

In the early 1900s, forest rangers were rough and lonesome riders in a vast landscape, and they had to know a lot of things.

Take the 1908 Forest Ranger Exam to see if you would make the cut!*