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!
Three Rivers News
The Three Rivers Ranger District Autumn 2016 newsletter (pdf) is now available.
Lenexx Mine Project Request for Public Comment
The Three Rivers Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest requests your input on the Lenexx Mine Project which includes the continuation of exploration drilling for a mining claim in the North Fork of Callahan Creek.
Gateway Ecological Restoration Project Open House
The Kootenai National Forest is in the early stages of planning a forest restoration project in the Gateway area on the Rexford Ranger District. The Forest is proposing to address forest health and hazardous fuel concerns, declining wildlife habitat conditions, and transportation system management. The Forest Service is hosting an open house on December 8, 2016 in Eureka to present the Project Area boundaries, the purpose and need for the project, a list of potential management opportunities, answer questions, and determine interest for public involvement in the development of the project.
Starry Goat Project Area Meeting
The Three Rivers Ranger District would like to invite you to an open house on the Starry Goat Project. District Ranger Kirsten Kaiser and District specialists will be there to present maps, answer questions and take any comments or suggestions regarding the project. The proposed project includes timber harvest, prescribed burning for fuels reduction and wildlife habitat improvement, and recreation improvement activities on FS land. Please join us from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Troy Ranger Station Thursday, November 17th, 2016.
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
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...