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Firewood permits available May 1 for Umatilla National Forest

PENDLETON—Umatilla National Forest personal-use firewood permits will be available at Forest Service offices and through several local vendors beginning Monday, May 1. All National Forests in Oregon and Washington offer personal-use firewood free...

 

Wildhorse Foundation's quarterly grants hits record amount

PENDLETON – The Wildhorse Foundation, a community fund established by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), announced their grant awards for the fourth quarter of... Full story

 

Burnt Cabin Trail reopens with new bridge

PENDLETON, Ore—Umatilla National Forest has reopened the Burnt Cabin Trail to the public. Contractors completed the installation of a new bridge on the trail approximately six miles up the South Fork Walla Walla Trail in the Walla Walla Ranger... Full story

 

Virtual session scheduled for Tiger-Mill Project, Walla Walla Ranger Dist

PENDLETON - The Walla Walla Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest will host a virtual public engagement session on Aug. 18 from 4-6 p.m. for the proposed Tiger-Mill Project. The purpose of...

 

Road closures lifted on Pomeroy Ranger District

PENDLETON, Ore— Umatilla National Forest officials have lifted the temporary closures on Pomeroy Ranger District Forest Service roads 4712 and 4713 following the district’s assessment of road conditions after the recent rainfall.  The Umatilla...

 

2022 Grazing Conference in Pendleton, Touchet

PENDLETON, ORE-The topics of soil health and sustainable ranch management have created significant buzz in grazing and farming circles in recent years. These important topics are the focus of this...

 

Road closures lifted on Pomeroy Ranger District

PENDLETON, Ore. —After assessing road conditions and removing hazard trees along Forest Service Roads 44, 41, and 4206, Forest officials have lifted all road closures in the Pomeroy Ranger District from the 2021 wildfires. While the road closures...

 

Pomeroy Ranger District offers summer jobs for local youth

PENDLETON, Ore.—The Pomeroy Ranger District is recruiting four to six students between the ages of 15 and 18 for summer employment in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Work can include noxious weed removal, fence removal and construction,... Full story

 

Upper Touchet Project underway at Ski Bluewood

PENDLETON, Ore.—With implementation of the Upper Touchet Vegetation Management Project underway, winter recreationists may enjoy some enhanced skiing opportunities at Ski Bluewood in the Walla Walla Ranger District this winter. Contractors have...

 

Umatilla National Forest seeks volunteer campground hosts for the summer

PENDLETON—The Umatilla National Forest is looking for volunteers to spend the summer as campground hosts at the Jubilee Lake and Woodward campgrounds. Campground hosts greet campers, provide...

 

Christmas Tree permits available from Umatilla National Forest

PENDLETON, Ore.—Christmas tree permits for the Umatilla National Forest are available to purchase at Forest offices, several local businesses, and now online through www.recreation.gov. Last year, the Umatilla National Forest was one of 13...

 

Road into Tucannon reopens

PENDLETON, Ore.—Forest officials on the Pomeroy Ranger District reopened motorized access on Forest Service Roads (FSR) 47, 4712, and a portion of FSR 4713 on Saturday, Oct. 24. Due to significant flood damage from February 2020, long-term...

 

Umatilla National Forest to begin work on Forest Service Road 32

PENDLETON, Ore.—Contractors will begin repair work on Forest Service Road (FSR) 32 along the Umatilla River this week to regain administrative access to Buck Creek Cabin. Work is anticipated to begin as early as Oct. 6 and will include debris...

 

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