Welcome to the
Kootenai National Forest
The Kootenai National Forest is located in the Northwest corner of Montana and the Northeast corner of Idaho on the Canadian border. Providing abundant recreation and a wealth of natural resources, the Kootenai is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your National Forests!
2015 Forest Plan Monitoring Program Transition
The Kootenai National Forest is preparing to administratively transition the 2015 Forest Plan monitoring program to meet the requirements of the 2012 National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule (2012 Planning Rule) and we are seeking public input on the proposed change. Please see our planning page for more information.
Kootenai National Forest Montanore Project Record of Decision is Now Available
The Kootenai National Forest has set forth its final decision and rationale for the selected mine and transmission line alternatives in a Final Record of Decision (ROD). View/Download the Documents
Fire Area Closures
Individual Fire Closure areas are listed in the right-column of this webpage under "Alerts and Warnings." You may also view the Fire and Closures maps below to view those areas.
Travel Analysis Process
The travel analysis is not a proposal or decision, but is intended to help inform the public about possible future road management planning. The final Travel Analysis Report, which documents the travel analysis process is now available. more...