The Sawtooth National Forest is located in the center of Idaho.
Where is this Forest?



Photo of a field of yellow flowers with snow-capped mountain peak in the background taken by John Shelly. Photo of water in a grassy meadow surrounded by pine trees on the Sawtooth NRA Photo of yellow Christ’s Indian Paintbrush in a meadow of purple flowers on Mt. Harrison. Photo of 2 people using a cross cut saw to cut a log in the Sawtooth NRA



The Sawtooth National Forest is a very special place here in the heart of Idaho. We hope you will take the time to learn about this "working/producing" National Forest. Managing and protecting your land is most challenging - not only because of the vastness of this land, but because of the varied, and sometimes conflicting, interests and values that you the owners of this land hold near and dear. Managing and protecting this land, for today and as well as future generations, means listening and working with other agencies, implementing the laws mandated by Congress, exercising our best professional judgment and working with you, the shareholders of this National Forest. We sincerely hope that you will always feel free to question what and how we are doing, and more importantly become involved in our processes as we plan and make decisions regarding the management of this National Forest. We are the stewards of your land - a job that we take a great deal of pride and satisfaction in. If at any time there is anything we can do to help make your time here more enjoyable our employees are here to serve you.



Latest News on the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Effort

Image of the Idaho and Southwestern Montana Draft Environmental Impact Statement


 The Draft Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is available for review on the BLM-Idaho's web site.  For additional information about Greater Sage-Grouse conservation, visit the BLM Sage-Grouse web site.







The Blaine County Recreation District manages, maintains and grooms trails around Galena Lodge located in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.  You will find information on winter trail grooming, weather conditions, and ski waxing advice.

Yellow, blue, black and white drawing of skier and sunburstHigh Desert Nordic Association

The HDNA maintains about 20 miles of Sawtooth National Forest trails in the South Hills for classic style Nordic skiing.  You will find trail maps as well as information and conditions of trails.





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Outreach Notices (Permanent)

Outreach Notices for permanent positions being filled on the Sawtooth National Forest.