Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision

July Newsletter on Grazing and Grazing-land Vegetation is now available.

This newsletter provides updates on our ongoing efforts to revise the Blue Mountains Forest Plans for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. Key topics in the newsletter include:

  • Why and how does the Forest Service manage livestock grazing on National Forest lands?
  • Why do the Blue Mountains Forest Plans address livestock grazing?
  • In the two Modified Alternatives, what changed? How many acres are proposed as suitable for livestock grazing, and what are the proposed Animal Unit Months?
  • How will the Forest Plans incorporate the best-available science for livestock grazing and watershed condition?
  • What are the proposed Standards and Guidelines for livestock grazing and grazing-land vegetation in riparian areas?

Please mark your calendar for a public conference call with Forest Service staff:
Thursday, August 3, 2017 / 5:30-6:30 PM / Dial: 1-888-844-9904 (Access Code: 2651088#)
We will discuss the topics covered in this newsletter and answer questions from the public. Please email your questions to by July 30, and we will do our best to respond to your questions during the call. Note: This will be a broadcast-style call with one-way audio. To listen to previous recorded calls, please visit, and see “Recent Communications.”

Thank you for your continued interest and involvement in the Blue Mountains Forest Plans.