John Day, Hines and Prairie City, OR. — (June 23, 2022) The Malheur National Forest – Emigrant Creek Ranger District has announced the Aspen Project Scoping Period. The Emigrant Creek Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest is proposing a district-wide aspen restoration project, within Harney, Grant and Crook counties. The proposal includes conifer encroachment treatments, aspen regeneration treatments, aspen regeneration protection treatments and connected actions. Management would be based on the results of an implementation assessment and utilize adaptive management principles to apply actions to maintain or improve conditions for the aspen community. An environmental assessment should form the basis for a decision.