Welcome to the
Idaho Panhandle National Forests
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 and information on becoming an "interested person" for any of the objections received please visit the IPNF Revised Forest Plan - Objections Received webpage.
'Tis the Season for Christmas Trees
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests are pleased to offer Christmas tree permits (tags), now available at agency business offices. For pricing and how to purchase Christmas Tree Permits visit the IPNF Christmas Tree Web Page.