The Nebraska & Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests, Buffalo Gap, Fort Pierre, & Oglala National Grasslands are located in the center and north border areas of Nebraska.
Where is this Forest?

 

A view of Merritt Reservoir Photo courtesy of Alyn Johnson

The Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands are located inNebraska and South Dakota. It is made up of two national forests, three national grasslands, the historic Charles E. Bessey Tree Nursery, and is host to a Job Corps facility.

There is an unusual combination of the native ponderosa pine forest of the Nebraska and Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests and mixed grass prairies on the Buffalo Gap, Fort Pierre, and Oglala National Grasslands. Hand-planted forests within the Nebraska Sandhills with their combined grassland and forest are unique to the National Forest System.

A variety of recreation and natural resources makes this a perfect place to explore and enjoy your National Forests.

Map of Ranger District boundaries

 

Bessey Ranger District

Pine Ridge Ranger District

Fall River Ranger District

Samuel R. McKelvie NF

Fort Pierre Ranger District

Wall Ranger District

 

 

Hunting Information

An elk. These links provide information on hunting and licensing in Nebraska and South Dakota.

Features

Cheyenne River RAMP (Range Allotment Management Plan)

Shows a cowboy moving black angus cattle off the forest on a grey day.

The Wall Ranger District is conducting NEPA analysis for the Cheyenne River Range Allotments.


Get Forest Maps on Your Smartphone!

Created by Avenza, PDF Maps is a downloadable application for electronic mobile devices that opens maps and allows you to add placemarks, find locations, and measure distances. 

Spotlights

Reduced Sales at Bessey Ranger District

The Bessey Ranger District will be able to sell items on a limited basis through May 6.

Love is in the Air

Drawing of a prairie chicken.

Prairie grouse are performing their courtship displays - and front row seating is available!