2021 Temp Hire


2022 Seasonal Hiring

2022 Seasonal hiring anticipates opening the application period on USAJobs.gov on November 5, 2021 and closing the application period November 12, 2021. Applicants must apply through the USAJobs platform for Forest Service seasonal employment opportunities.

Visit our "Seaonal Hiring" page to view positions and learn more!

Deschutes National Forest offices remain closed to the public.

Virtual services are being conducted while employees are at maximum telework. Front desks are answering live calls and/or regularly monitoring voicemails. Limited sales and services can be provided through the door, usually by appointment.
Recreation Passes and Firewood Permits can most easily be purchased from local vendors.

Contact your local Deschutes National Forest office for details.

Do You Want to Get Text Alerts about Prescribed Fires and Wildfires?

Text COFIRE to 888-777 to receive notifications.


Recent News


Matsutake Mushroom Collection

Beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2021 and continuing until November 7, 2021 the Deschutes, Fremont-Winema and Willamette National Forests will provide an authorizing letter at no cost to allow for Matsutake collection, transport and sale instead of a paid permit. This interim change to the matsutake permitting process is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and an effort to maximize social distancing measures to the extent possible.

Central Oregon Fire

Smoke column from the GW Fire - 2007

Are you looking for information on smoke, wildfires or prescribed burning in Central Oregon? Check out this website to learn more www.centraloregonfire.org 

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Hunting on the Deschutes

Elk bugling

Planning a hunting trip on the Deschutes National Forest?

Know Before You Go by clicking on this information!

Accessible Adventures in the Deschutes National Forest

Accessible recreation sites

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Deschutes National Forest.


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Children's Forest

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