Forest Updates

Information about forest closures is located at key access points, and closures are clearly marked on-site. Harvest areas are extremely dangerous for visitors and harvest crews, with hazards from falling trees and large equipment. Thank you for your respect of these safety closures! 

Harvest Closures Map

2019 Harvest Info Sheets

Road Work Continues on 500, 600 Road Systems and Dunn Forest

Updated on: 11/12/2019 - 15:04

Post-harvest road work has moved on to the 600 Road system and the 500 and 582 Roads on the McDonald Forest, and will be progressing onto the Dunn Forest roads this week.  Please expect to encounter large equipment on roads, including grader, roller, excavator, and rock trucks.

For your safety, please yield to road work machinery and follow operator instructions if offered. 

Harvest Operations Complete on McDonald and Dunn Forests (except for ongoing project)

With the exception of the ongoing Student Logging Training Program closure area, harvest operations are completed on the McDonald and Dunn Forests for 2019.  Road work associated with harvests is currently underway.  

View details of completed 2019 harvests on this webmap by clicking on the shape of the harvest area in question, then clicking on the arrow on the right end of the box.  Contact us if you have questions.  

Recent Car Break-Ins at Trailheads

Over the past several weeks, there have been four instances of shattered car-window glass found at trailheads (three times at Peavy Arboretum, and once at Lewisburg Saddle). Please take extra care not to leave valuables in sight when leaving your parked car.  If you see anything suspicious, please contact Benton County Sheriff's Office at  (541) 766-6858 or dial 911.