Vale BLM personnel assessing flood damage on public lands
BAKER CITY – Recent flooding in northeastern Oregon has compromised many roads, bridges and other infrastructure in Union, Umatilla and Wallowa counties, including those on public lands managed by Vale BLM.
The safety of the public and personnel are always the BLM’s top priority. Law enforcement and recreation personnel are working with many partners to safely access and assess roadways, bridges and recreation sites in areas known to have flooded.
At this time, the South Fork of the Walla Walla River Trailhead is inaccessible by vehicle. The Grande Ronde Stateline Access, which washed out last season, has sustained additional damage which may delay planned repairs.
Routes leading to other BLM sites, as well as the sites themselves, may also be damaged. Updates will be issued as more information becomes available.