Working Together

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) Annual Summer Rendezvous a great volunteer experience.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has held the annual summer rendezvous at Lake Creek Camp for over ten years.  As part of the event RMEF volunteers from across Oregon and the greater Northwest gather and partner with the Malheur National Forest for a two-day habitat restoration work event to celebrate the RMEF’s continued conservation successes in Oregon.

The focus of the projects was on aspen restoration.  Projects occurred on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19.  Thursday three small projects were planned at separate sites which included; barb-wire fence removal, big game aspen fence maintenance and buck and pole fence construction preparation. 

Attached is a video of work that was done for the 2019 event.  

This image is linked to a video of the annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Rendezvous work for 2019



Coming together, sharing together, working together....... succeeding together.

To reach our mission of caring for the land and serving the people, we rely on our many partners, volunteers, contractors, tribes, and advisory committees to help us.  We all share a common goal to take care of our public lands as well as support our local communities. There are many ways we can work together to benefit public lands on the Malheur National Forest. 

Taking care of the Malheur National Forest requires the efforts of not only dedicated employees, but many partners and volunteers who contribute to the successful management resources as well as providing services to visitors like you.

Our partners help maintain recreation sites and trails, reduce hazardous fuels, restore watersheds, monitor wildlife populations, improve wildlife and fisheries habitat, inventory and monitor archeological and historic sites, provide input to proposed management activities, conduct conservation education programs, and respond to emergency incidents.

Our partners include other federal agencies, the State of Oregon, conservation organizations, universities, public entities and private citizens. Their assistance is provided through a number of avenues including various grants, partnerships, advisory committtees, and volunteer efforts.

The importance of working together to manage all the natural resources grows every year. Partnerships and volunteers increase the Malheur National Forest’s stewardship capacity by connecting people within communities and meeting natural resource goals.



Restoration Renaissance: A New Paradigm in John Day



Restoration Renaissance: A New Paradigm In John Day

When the town’s remaining lumber mill threatened to close, a diverse group of people stepped in to save it.

Oregon Department of Forestry has produced a new multi-media series highlighting ways communities in Oregon and northern California are working together to make forest restoration work for them. In these stories, you’ll meet individuals from a diverse background who have all rolled up their sleeves to forge solutions that are true to the land and the community.

Collaboration—diverse interests working together—is key the success of these efforts.