Umatilla National Forest


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Umatilla National Forest

Address:2517 SW Hailey Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801

Phone:541-278-3716
Fax:541-278-3730
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/uma
Size: 1,406,178 acres.
Location:In the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. Accessible by US 395 and 12; OR 11. Nearby cities/towns include La Grande and Pendleton, OR; Clarkston, Pomeroy, and Walla Walla, WA.
Facilities:20+ campgrounds, dispersed camping, 11 rental cabins, trails (715 miles), winter sports areas, scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, OHV riding, bird watching, huckleberry picking, mushroom gathering, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, tobaggoning, dog sledding.
Special Features:Blue Mountain Scenic Byway, a scenic alternative to I-84; Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock scenic area, with 360-degree vistas from several high elevation viewpoints; North Fork of John Day River, a designated Wild and Scenic River; Table Rock Lookout (6,250 feet), offers spectacular and unmatched views of the surrounding terrain

See other parks in Oregon.
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Major organization : US FOREST SERVICE UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST POMEROY RANGER DISTRICT
This is what the Umatilla National Forest concluded would occur with salvage logging following the 2005 School Fire.
In northeastern Oregon, estimates for whole tree yarding and bulldozer-built piles are one on 4 ha (10 acres) while processing trees within a harvest area may result in one bulldozer-built or hand-built pile in every 0.4 ha (1 ac; personal communication; Kristin Marshall, Assistant Fire Management Officer, Umatilla National Forest, Heppner, OR).
In cooperation with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and the Umatilla National Forest, the ODFW initiated research to capture and radio-collar moose in the northern Blue Mountains to gather baseline information on habitat use, seasonal movements, and recruitment of resident moose.
* In Oregon, 55,000 ponderosa pine and western larch to provide winter habitat for elk in Umatilla National Forest.
The Association of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics issued a report in 1995 delineating the adverse effects of livestock grazing on Federal lands in the Umatilla National Forest in Oregon's Columbia River Basin.
Filegar is the only one to set up shop within the boundaries of the Umatilla National Forest. The permit cost $500, too steep for many buyers.
Scope: The Pomeroy Ranger District will use this grant to fund a two person team, along with a crew of volunteers, to provide winter grooming and trail maintenance on approximately 138 miles of snowmobile trails within the district, located in the Umatilla National Forest. Maintenance duties include logout, brushing, signage, trail markers and snow pole installation.
The business runs on a lease with the Umatilla National Forest, and it includes two double chairlifts, a lodge and restaurant, rental shop and ski patrol building.
The Pomeroy and Walla Walla Ranger Districts will use this grant to perform maintenance on motorized ORV trails throughout Asotin, Garfield and Columbia Counties, located within the Umatilla National Forest. Trail maintenance projects will include: logout/brushing, trail surfacing/hardening, maintenance of culverts, drain-dips, and ditch outs as well as trail bridge inspection and maintenance.
There was more encouraging news on Friday when two state wildlife biologists in northeast Oregon heard the howls of at least two adult wolves and two pups in the Umatilla National Forest in northern Union County - evidence that Oregon has its first reproducing wolf pack in many decades.
Adams GreenCorps program on the Umatilla National Forest. Mt.