Spanning 2.3 million acres, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is home to a wide range of landscapes. In the wake of a devastating 2016 wildfire, the forest is not naturally regenerating in all areas. Reforestation efforts are critical to ensure forest health, clean waterways, and critical habitat for area wildlife.Learn More Choose Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Spanning 2.3 million acres in northeast Oregon and western Idaho, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is home to a variety of landscapes from rugged mountain ranges to spectacular canyon country. A variety of year-round recreation opportunities are available for visitors, including hiking, biking, boating, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, and snow skiing.
In 2016, the Rail Fire raged through 43,000 acres of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, further destroying tree cover already suffering from an ongoing mountain pine beetle epidemic. While some areas are regenerating naturally with lodgepole pines, other areas are in desperate need of reforestation.
Through the generous support of our members and advocates, 472,700 ponderosa pines, western larches, and western white pines will be planted throughout the barren stretches of the burn scar. These newly planted trees will restore area forest cover, prevent damaging mudslides, protect water resources, and provide important wildlife habitat.Choose Wallowa-Whitman National Forest