The Idaho Panhandle National Forests are located in the northern part of Idaho.
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Welcome to the
Idaho Panhandle National Forests

Photo of Sisters Creek gorge, a tributary to the St. Joe River.
Sisters Creek gorge,
a tributary to the St. Joe River.

From the shores of big lakes to the banks of winding rivers, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests create a tapestry of land and water in the handle of North Idaho. The Forest has been and continues to be the lifeline for local communities. Silver, gold and large timber drew settlers to the area. Remnant roads that once led to work now lead to play, and treasures sought are now recreational - water-based activities, winter uses and the traditional hiking, hunting, fishing and gathering....Read more

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Revised Forest Plan Documents Now Available

The draft Record of Decision, revised Forest Plan, and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) are now available on the Idaho Panhandle forest planning webpage.

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests are using a Pre-decisional Administrative Review Process, also known as an “Objection Process.” The Objection Filing Period for the revised plan ended November 26, 2013. For a list of objections received, a listing of designated "interested persons," and information about the Objection Resolution Meeting held on April 29, 2014 please visit the IPNF Revised Forest Plan - Objections Received webpage. The reviewing officer for the objections received is continuing to review the materials to develop his response as of June 23, 2014. When the final response is completed this page will be updated.

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Before heading out to the woods, be prepared with the best available information!

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Our Rich Heritage

Photo: Launch at Boathouse. The USFS Firefly at Camp B. Distillery Bay, 1910

Our heritage web pages tell a portion the IPNF story through photos, articles and documents that have been produced since the Heritage program first began in the late 1970s.

Marble Creek Splash Dams Project

Upper splash dam on Marble Creek

The purpose of the Marble Creek Splash Dams Project focuses on improving passage for native westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout.