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Every Kid in the Park

The Every Kid in the Park initiative allows fourth graders to obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters for an entire year starting in September.


Current Wildland Fire Information

The map below is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and is hosted on the National Fire Situational Awareness page, where users may access the map in a full browser view. Additional incident specific information can be accessed at InciWeb.

Recent News


2016 Capitol Christmas Tree

The Payette National Forest has been selected to provide the 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. For more than 50 years a tree has graced the west lawn of the U.S Capitol; and since 1970, a national forest has been selected to provide the honored tree, a gift from the national forest and its home state.  Learn more about selection of the tree, ornaments, partnerships, sponsors, calendar of events, and volunteering by visiting the Capitol Christmas Tree web Page.

Sage-grouse Update

Male Sage-Grouse Struting

The landscape and culture of the Interior West are characterized by the iconic sagebrush steppe ecosystems that are valued and used by people with a long and deep connection to the land. A need and desire has been identified to create a new balance between the use and protection of this landscape to conserve its important attributes, including greater sage-grouse. Visit the Greater Sage Grouse page to view the latest on the conservation effort.


2016 Volunteer Opportunities

Picture of volunteers working in Dog Valley

The Forest Service Volunteer Program has something for almost everyone. If you like people and care about our country's natural resources, the Forest Service needs your time and talents.

Bighorn Sheep Management Framework and Assessments

Photo of a bighorn sheep resting on rocky cliffs.

A protocol for evaluating the status of summer bighorn sheep habitats and is assessed by evaluating where there is potential contact between bighorn sheep and domestic sheep.


Forest Fact Sheets

Fact sheets for each forest in the Intermountain Region are now available on our web site.  These provide information on landscape, features, visitors, land ownership, wilderness, etc.