Mt. Emily Recreation Area (MERA)

MERA was established by Union County in 2008 with a combination of grants from the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department ATV Grant Program and the Blue Mountain Habitat Restoration Grant Program for it’s natural resource and recreational opportunities. Today MERA provides multi-use recreation, education, and natural resources for Union County and it’s visitors.

MERA is managed by the Union County Parks Department with input from the MERA Advisory Committee and the efforts of community partners, supporters, and volunteers, to make MERA something we are proud to share with you. Come stretch your legs and see what we have been up to.

Mt. Emily Recreation Area Motorized Advisory Committee

This committee was created for the purpose of representing the interests of the public related to development, operations and maintenance of MERA by making recommendations to the Commissioners with regards to motorized usage. Areas of representation include Class I ATV, Class II ATV and Class III ATV, a member of the general public, an adjacent land owner, the US Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Parks and Recreation and livestock grazing creating a nine to twelve member committee serving four year terms.

Mt. Emily Recreation Area Non-Motorized Advisory Committee

This committee was created for the purpose of representing the interests of the public related to development, operations and maintenance of MERA by making recommendations to the Commissioners with regards to non-motorized usage. Areas of representation include bicyclist, hiker, general public, the Grande Ronde Bowman Club, Oregon Parks and Recreation, the US Forest Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Forestry and livestock grazing creating a ten to twelve member committee serving four year terms.

MERA Red Apple Forest Improvement Plan Updates

MERA Red Apple FIP – Phase I Updated


MERA Advisory Committee Meeting Information

When: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Topic: Mt Emily Recreation Area – Advisory Committee Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87815526864?pwd=RkJMMlZtb2tEalNjaVFUVUtab2xpUT09 

Webinar ID: 878 1552 6864
Passcode: 593598
Dial:  (253) 215-8782