Umatilla National Forest
Welcome to the Umatilla National Forest
Drive over 2,000 miles of forest roads, hike or ride over 715 miles of trails, pick wild mushrooms or huckleberries, or select from more than 20 campgrounds
Important Forest Updates:
Post-Fire Recovery: Information to stay updated on the Umatilla National Forest's post-fire recovery and long-term restoration activities.
- Northern Blues Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP)
- 2020 Winter Flood Damage and Repair: Walla Walla and Pomeroy Ranger Districts | North Fork John Day Ranger District
About the Forest:
Umatilla National Forest, located in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington and northeast Oregon, covers 1.4 million acres of diverse landscapes and plant communities. The Forest has some mountainous terrain, but most of the area consists of v-shaped valleys separated by narrow ridges or plateaus. The landscape includes heavily timbered slopes, grassland ridges and benches, and bold basalt outcroppings with elevations from 1,600 to 8,000 feet above sea level. Summers are generally warm and dry with cool evenings. Cold, snowy winters and mild temperatures during spring and fall can be expected. More about the Forest...
USDA Forest Service Makes Historic Investments in Equitable Access to Trees and Nature in Oregon and Washington through Urban and Community Forestry Grants
Release Date: Sep 19, 2023
Umatilla National Forest prepares to implement fall prescribed burn plan
Release Date: Sep 15, 2023
The USDA Forest Service is moving forward with implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act, which will enable federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands. The Act also provides permanent and expanded funding for land and water conservation programs.
The USDA Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest has been allocated $291.2 million in disaster relief supplemental funding to address damage caused by the wildfires, floods, and extreme weather events the region experienced in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The funds will go to priority road and bridge repair, hazardous material/waste removal, watershed restoration, and other critical recovery needs on National Forest lands.
The Umatilla National Forest received a total of $4.6 million in disaster relief. Funds will be utilized for projects planned into 2024.