Features

2018 Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

Image of Motorized Vehicle Use MapUpdated motorized vehicle use maps (MVUM) for 2018 are now available, free of charge, at all Umatilla National Offices and can be viewed and printed off the Forest’s MVUM webpage. 

Download 2018 MVUMs with your iOS Mobile Device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
Umatilla National Forest - 2015 Travel Analysis Report  (released 12/16/2015)

Celebrating 50 Years of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act!

In 2018, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act turns 50! The Umatilla National Forest is home to three designated wild and scenic rivers for your floating, fishing or hiking activities. Find out more by visiting our Wild and Scenic River Spotlight!

Winter Recreation and Road Conditions

SNOW ALERT! Late fall and winter are great times to enjoy and recreate on your national forest.  Whether you ski, snowmobile, sled or snowshoe always be prepared for changing winter weather conditions.   Many forest roads on the Umatilla National Forest close December 1 through April 30; consult our motorized recreation use maps for more information. The condition of forest roads that remain open during the winter and early spring can change dramatically without warning; wind, snow and rain events can have substantial effects on road and trail conditions causing hazards and obstructions to travel. Please contact your  local office before your trip.  Here are a few tips for safe winter recreation.
 

Eastside Restoration in the Blue Mountains

Across the Pacific Northwest, there is broad public support for actively managing forests to be more resilient to the uncertainties of climate change and the effects of insect outbreaks, disease, and destructive wildfires that follow decades of fire suppression in fire-dependent forests.

However, the current rate of restoration is not keeping pace with forest growth.  Unless we do some things differently, acres in need of restoration will continue to out-pace restoration accomplishments.

Blue Mountains Resiliency Project

Bear Alert!

The Umatilla National Forest is home to many black bears as well as other wild animals like deer, elk, cougars and wolves. Wild animals can be upset by human presence and can unexpectedly become aggressive. Do not give them a reason or an opportunity to attack. Always keep your distance. Your safety is your responsibility.

Forest Headquarters has moved to Coyote Business Park

The Umatilla National Forest Headquarters moved office operations from the location it held for over 44 years on SW Hailey Avenue to the new location at Coyote Business Park on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  Operations at the new location, 72510 Coyote Road just off I-84- exit 216, began May 20.

Pine Butterfly Outbreak

The pine butterfly has migrated north and is now showing up in parts of the Umatilla National Forest.  Learn more about the impacts of this delicate white butterfly.  (.pdf file 256kb)...

2018 Invasive Plant Treatments

The Umatilla National Forest will soon begin an integrated approach of prevention, manual, mechanical, herbicide, biological control and cultural treatments to reduce the risk of invasive species expanding on the forest. This work will be implemented under the 2010 decision for the Invasive Species Treatment Project. 

Accessible Adventures

Accessible Adventures along the Elkhorn and Blue Mountains State Scenic Byways on the Wallowa-Whitman and Umatilla National Forests including several day use areas, campgrounds, interpretive sites, and both hiking and OHV trails.

Spring Weather and Road Conditions

Spring is upon us and it's a great time to get out and enjoy your national forest!  Whether you're hunting for mushrooms or a just shedding that cabin fever always be prepared for changing weather and road conditions. Please exercise caution and good judgment while traversing on roads that are still muddy and/or snow covered. Spring weather can change dramatically without warning; wind, snow and rain events can have substantial and detrimental effects on road and trail conditions causing hazards and obstructions to travel. Please consult your  local office before your trip.