The Boise National Forest is located in central Idaho.
Where is this Forest?


Learning Center

Learning about our National Forests is fun and easy

The Boise National Forest provides many learning opportunities and may be viewed as the ultimate 'learning center'.


Smokey the Bear Photo



Here’s 2 new wildfire PSA’s just posted on the FS Youtube Channel by Honorary Forest Ranger Betty White:


"One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire" - 30 seconds. - 1 min.



Smokey and Woodsey Photo



 Learn Fire Safety with Smokey Bear!  Woodsy Owl helps with Conservation!


Watch new Smokey Bear Public Service Announcement Videos!


Watch a video from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.  Great video shots of wildlife!






Ponderosa Pine Teee




Study about Trees of the Idaho Forest!







Elk in spring






YouTube:  Watch Video of  Birds and Animals near Sagehen Reservior on the Emmett Ranger District!



YouTube:  Video of a family appreciating the wonders of nature.



YouTube:  Video of the benefits of family enjoying nature.



Video by Scott McKinley Productions, Produced for Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for Ad campaign. Licensed music by Kenny G.. This short video won Grand Prize - Best of Show at International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula Montana ! The majority was shot on location in Yellowstone National Park , Grand Teton National Park and The National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole , Wyoming.   Click   Int'l Wildlife




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Nature's Notes from Yellow Pine

White-crowned Sparrow


Yellow Pine residents share a look at birds, wildlife, flowers and much more. Surrounded by the Cascade Ranger District, the community of Yellow Pine is a great place to see the beauty and experience the wonder of the Forest.

Conservation Education

Conservation Education Photo


Mission Statement:  To connect people to the land, by providing them with the tools they need to take informed actions related to sustaining natural and cultural resources.


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Guide to Wildflowers

Balsamorhiza 1

Look these wildflowers within the Boise National Forest.

Guide to Trees

Ponderosa Pine Tree

Look for these trees on your next walk in the Forest.


Idaho Fish and Game - Windows to Wildlife

A coyote searching for food; © Nick Kiriazis (

Surviving Winter's Challenges by Edna Vizgirdas Forest Botanist, Boise National Forest