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New headquarters for Umatilla National Forest

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - The headquarters of the Umatilla National Forest has finished its move to a new 15,400-square-foot location on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Roughly 60 permanent employees will work in the space, and there is additional room for those who might be working in the area on a temporary basis.

The previous headquarters in Pendleton was just over 22,000-square-feet and at one point in the early 1990s housed 120 employees.

The agency decided to move after Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation won the bid for the new lease agreement.

The owner of the previous building decided against bidding for a new contract.