Blue Mountains Forest Partners is proud of our accomplishments.  Below you can learn more about our work and how we are helping create healthy forests and healthy communities.

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  • September 7, 2019

    Construction underway for torrefaction plant

    Progress is being made on construction of a $15.5 million torrefaction plant at the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in John Day. The plant could be running by September, Matt Krumenauer, vice president of special projects for the U.S. Endowment ...more
  • February 9, 2019

    Restoration in a Fire Forest: The Benefits of Burning

    Wildfire has historically played an important role in the health and structure of Oregon's dry forests. Prescribed fire is a valuable tool used to restore forest health, increase firefighter safety, and better protect nearby human resour...more
  • February 9, 2019

    To prevent devastating wildfires, old adversaries are finding ways to work together

    Nothing is simple when it comes to federal lands management. But in order to thin fire-prone forests — and to break legal and ideological gridlock — national forests in the Pacific Northwest are supporting collaborations with ...more
  • February 9, 2019

    In Oregon, a mysterious tree grove conjures a colder time

    Yellow cedars are suited to damp coastal Alaska. So what are they doing in the desert? more
  • October 6, 2018

    2018 Natural Resources Camp a Success!

    In the summer of 2018, Blue Mountains Forest partners and OSU 4-H Association hosted Natural Resources Camp in Grant County.  Click here for pictures from this year's fun!more
  • June 19, 2017

    Living with Fire

    Oregon State University, a close science partner of the Blue Mountains Forest Partners, has created a new research center that focuses on fire-prone landscapes, their restoration, and their management.  The inaugural post from Living ...more
  • March 12, 2017

    Restoration Renaissance: A New Paradigm in John Day

    The remote rural community of John Day, Oregon, is enjoying a restoration renaissance. The only mill left in the county, Malheur Lumber Co., is humming along with 104 employees working extended hours processing a steady supply of logs from ...more
  • July 11, 2016

    Prescribed Fire & Smoke Management

    For a millennium, surface fires burned thousands of acres of ponderosa pine and dry mixed conifer forests in the southern Blue Mountains every year. Today, the nature of fire has changed. In 2015, 110,000 acres burned, much of it a high ...more


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