Welcome to Malheur National Forest

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The 1.7 million acre Malheur National Forest is located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. The diverse and beautiful scenery of the forest includes high desert grasslands, sage and juniper, pine, fir and other tree species, and the hidden gems of alpine lakes and meadows. Elevations vary from about 4000 feet (1200 meters) to the 9038 foot (2754 meters) top of Strawberry Mountain. The Strawberry Mountain Range extends east to west through the center of the forest.  Plan your camping trips with our interactive recreation maps today by visiting our recreation page for all you need to know and more.

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Green Dot Area Closure Information

These Green Dot Areas are managed through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Malheur National Forest and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).  The objectives of the Green Dot Restrictions are to minimize harassment to wildlife during hunting season and provide hunting opportunities with minimal disturbance. Find more information about Green Dot Area Closures.

Draft Baseline Open Transportation Maps

This process will be delayed, however we are continuing to collect data/feedback from the public and partners. The maps posted below are not official Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM). They are “DRAFT Baseline Open Transportation Maps,” representing only the Forest Service roads that are shown as open to motorized use in the Malheur National Forest Database. The public is encouraged to become familiar with the maps and utilize them to field verify if they represent routes currently used. 

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Allowable use of roads by ATVs on Malheur National Forest

Learn more about Malheur National Forest Roads Analysis 2015.

Economic Activity From The Malheur 10-Year Stewardship Contract: 2015–2017

In September of 2013, the US Forest Service awarded a 10-year stewardship contract for restoration work on Malheur National Forest. The contract’s goals were to promote ecological restoration, reduced wildfire risk, and economic vitality in Grant and Harney counties. Review a fact sheet about The Malheur 10-Year Stewardship Contract.

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