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Invitation to Bid East Moraine County Forest Stand 13A Commercial Thinning 57 Acres

The commercial thinning harvest consists of contractor selection of leave trees according to the prescription described in Exhibit A (attached); harvesting trees chosen by the contractor for saw log and pulp production, and hauling saw log material to either Idaho Forest Group in Lewiston, ID, or Boise Cascade in Elgin, OR, depending on the highest price, and approved by Wallowa County. Logging is to be “whole tree”, with processing at the landing. Landing slash is to be piled prior to termination of the contract.

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“Grow the Core” Natural Resource Advisory Committee public meeting June 27, 2023

The Wallowa County Natural Resource Advisory Committee invites the public to a discussion on “Grow the Core”, a method of conserving viable and desirable rangeland vegetation while combatting annual invasive grasses. Ranchers, farmers and rangeland managers are encouraged to attend as well as those interested in the latest efforts to keep our valuable grazing land healthy for livestock and wildlife forage.

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Prescribed Burn Notice: Pomeroy Ranger District – Little George Prescribed Burn

Fire management officials on the Pomeroy Ranger District will continue prescribed burning today near Forest Service Road 4304-160 (south of Sweitzer Ridge). Umatilla National Forest employees intend to burn 70 acres today in this unit. This is part of the larger 200-acre Little George prescribed burn that is anticipated to take approximately two weeks to complete and will be implemented on week days.

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Wallowa Valley residents awake to inversion trapping smoke from regional slash burning and Canadian Wildfires

This morning, upper Wallowa Valley residents awoke to an inversion trapping smoke from slash burning outside of Joseph from prescribed burning on the Boise National Forest and possibly smoke from fires in Canada. To find out the air quality level in our area, wildfire, and prescribed fire activity, visit Wallowa County Air at

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Wallowa County Live Auction, April 8, 2023

Pictures of auction items may be viewed at the Wallowa County commissioners office located on the thrid floor of the Wallowa County Courthouse. Call 541-426-4097 for more information. Powder River Gales and Panels, wire panels, roping chute, brown pipe and cable, bucking chutes, treated posts, rough cut lumber, scrap metal, and more…

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Applications to the Bruce Dunn Scholarship Fund are being accepted until May 1, 2023

Available at, the fund’s advisory committee will review the scholarship applications in early May and hold interviews the week of May 15. Awards will be announced ahead of the county’s high school graduation dates.
The scholarship, open to Wallowa County high school graduates, gives preference to college students with at least sophomore status, but high school graduates starting a degree in forestry, natural resources, or agriculture will be considered.

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NOTICE OF ELECTION- Wallowa County Weed Control District

In 2018 Wallowa County voters once again approved a 5-year levy to fund a Noxious Weed Control District. This measure will continue that funding for 5 additional years beginning in fiscal year 2023-2024 and running until 2028-2029. An estimated $175,000 per year would be raised by this measure. This would cost $57 per year for a home assessed at $300,000. *The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on past levy funds*

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