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Pacific Northwest Research Station
Blue Mountains National Resources Institute

Forestry and Range Sciences Laboratory
1401 Gekeler Lane
La Grande, OR 97850

United States Forest Service.

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About BMNRI (1990-2000)

Where is the Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute?

Graphic: Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute Area Map

The Institute's sphere of influence extends to more than 19 million acres; over half of the acreage is publicly owned, and about 1 million acres is wilderness. The geographic area includes the southeastern Washington counties of Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla; and in eastern Oregon, the counties of Union, Wallowa, Umatilla, Grant, Baker, Morrow, Crook, Wheeler, and portions of Malheur and Harney Counties.


The BMNRI, formed in 1990, is a cooperative venture among federal, state, and local agencies, private companies, universities, and other interested groups. Its purpose is to conduct research, develop and demonstrate technologies to land managers, landowners, and the general public and to facilitate cooperation in resolving critical resource issues.


The main office of BMNRI is located in La Grande, Oregon, at the PNW Forestry and Range Sciences Lab, 1401 Gekeler Lane, La Grande, OR 97850. Phone: 541-962-6525, Fax: 541-962-6504.


In its work, the Institute emphasizes landscape perspectives in dealing with Blue Mountains natural resource issues and seeks ways to manage for sustainable ecosystems. The BMNRI seeks to promote sound resource management and economically healthy communities through research, technology development, and demonstration, and by facilitating communication and cooperation among the various constituencies concerned about the Blue Mountains. Any group may become involved.

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Last Modified: Monday, 16 December 2013 at 14:18:44 CST


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