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Umatilla National Forest to begin work on Forest Service Road 32


October 8, 2020

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 slide removal, temporary repair of damaged roadway, and restoration of drainage features. The main objective of this work is to provide safe administrative access for land management agencies to continue to develop repair plans. FSR 32 will remain closed until repair work is completed.

Forest Service Road 32 received extensive damage from the February 2020 flooding event, including approximately five areas where the road is completely gone. FSR 32 is closed at the Forest boundary near Corporation Guard Station to where the road turns south away from waterways toward Ruckel Junction at the southern end of the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness.

Detailed closure maps are available on the Forest website and at any Forest office. Closure signs will also be posted on the ground and at


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