Malheur County

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Malheur County, Oregon

251 B St W
Vale, OR 97918
Phone: (541) 473-5151
Fax: (541) 473-5523

On eastern border of OR; organized Feb 17, 1887 from Baker county. Name Origin: For the Malheur River, which flows through it; from French 'misfortune', given to the river by trappers who were attacked by Indians and lost all their furs

Area (sq mi):: 9929.99 (land 9887.09; water 42.90) Population per square mile: 3.20
Population 2005: 31,330 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 21.40% Population 2000: 31,615 (White 68.80%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 25.60%; Asian 2.00%; Other 21.10%). Foreign born: 8.20%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $13,895; median household $30,241; Population below poverty level: 18.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,025-$18,857
Unemployment (2004): 10.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 17.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ontario (11,152)

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    The proposed Grassy Mountain Gold Project is located on 100%-owned private land and Bureau of Land Management land in Malheur County, Oregon.
    A note on the food habits of the Barn Owl in Malheur County, Oregon. Murrelet 61:78-80.
    The Notice of Intent serves as official notification to the State of Oregon that the company plans to build an underground mine and surface mill complex to develop the Grassy Mountain gold resource, situated in Malheur County, Oregon.
    each year come from the Snake River Valley of South western Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon.
    It's no accident; the region is the only storage onion growing region regulated by a Federal Marketing Order (#958), representing more than 300 growers and 32 shippers in Southwestern Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon. Onions shipped from the area are inspected daily by the Federal-State Inspection Service to certify that they are in accordance with grade, size, pack and maturity requirements.
    ABSTRACT--The rare plant, Ivesia rhypara Ertter and Reveal (Rosaceae), appears to grow along cracks in the closely underlying bedrock at the type locality, Leslie Gulch, Malheur County, Oregon. To statistically test whether or not the plants grow in lines, we sampled thirty circular areas, counting the number of plants in a line, and the total number of plants using a random multiple plot method.
    Keywords: Ivesia rhypara, rare plant, Rosaceae, distribution, substrate, bedrock lineaments, type locality, Malheur County, Oregon
    Leslie Gulch in Malheur County, Oregon, has many endemic as well as rare and/or endangered plants (Grimes and Ertter 1979), and has been designated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).
    The LUB survey findings were similar to those reported in an earlier study of well water nitrate in northern Malheur County, Oregon, where approximately 30% of the sites exceeded the 10 ppm nN MCL (1).