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Malheur National Forest
Replanting Our Nation’s Forests
Forest OverviewThe 1.7-million-acre Malheur National Forest was established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. This eastern Oregon gem is home to the Malheur River and Monument Rock and Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Areas. The forest is named after the Malheur River, which is located in the southern part of the forest. Many flock to the forest to take in the beautiful views and rugged landscape. Camping, hiking and fishing are just a few recreational activities that bring visitors to this spectacular setting.
Malheur National Forest Needs Our HelpThe Egley Wildfire complex of 2007 burned with moderate to high severity in more than 50,000 acres of the forest, killing a majority of the over-story conifer trees. Due to the amount of tree mortality, the area does not have a sufficient seed source to naturally regenerate on its own. The current need to plant new trees within the fire areas is important to help facilitate a vigorous new conifer tree population. This future forest will benefit habitat by creating big game cover and habitat for multiple wildlife species, especially neotropical migratory birds.