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Region 4 Fire Hire

Photo of a firefighting crew hiking on a trail.The Intermountain Region Fire Hire program is a streamlined hiring process for hiring permanent full time and permanent part time fire positions at the GS4 - GS9 levels. The unique feature of this process is the ability to immediately backfill positions that have been vacated during the fire hiring process. This is not for summer seasonal temporary positions. All positions filled during Fire Hire require a minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience. To apply --, for a tutorial on how to apply -- Application How To.


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

A story map has been created to provide highlights of some accomplishments made by federal agencies and partners in conserving the sagebrush ecosystem. You can also view the 2016 accomplishment report. Implementation Guides are available on the Washington Office Sage-Grouse web page. Visit the Greater Sage Grouse web page for additional information.


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.