Alerts & Notices

2019.Alaska Basin

Please check the Alerts & Notice  page before your trip to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Simply knowing the Forest Orders, current conditions, alerts, and closures prepares you for a pleasurable outdoor experience with no surprises! This webpage provides current information about restrictions, closures, fire conditions, alerts and advisories.

Current Conditions

Fires and Emergencies

Idaho Fire Info - 
Utah Fire Info -  
Nevada Fire Info -
California - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) 
Wyoming -

The National Interagency Fire Center posts an updated copy of the Situation Report (SIT) on a daily basis. This national report captures specific information regarding large fires, an outlook for the day, the total number of fires and acreage burned, as well as the current number of committed resources. National Incident information is also available by accessing Inciweb, a national website that captures all risk management situations in the U.S. You can access this national site at


USGS posts updated water information regarding water droughts, streamflow maps, and flood and high flow information, as well as a number of other items.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides national water and climate information. Here is where you can find water supply, snowpack, precipitation, and reservoir reports, as well as streamflow forecasts and data.


The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for your trip. Knowledge of the area, weather, and limitations of your body can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.


Current weather conditions from the National Weather Service for Idaho Falls, Idaho are updated continually.

Weather information is derived from National Weather Service data. The Forest Service is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.

Avalanche Danger

The Caribou-Targhee NF uses two areas to access avalanche danger

Bridger Teton Avalanche Center Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center



Utah Avalanche CenterUtah Avalanche Center


  • Bear Food Storage Order
  • Your Safety is Important to Us
  • Current Road Conditions


  • Area Closure on Groomed Nordic Trails for Dogs in Heise Area

Public Notices

Special Orders Enacted on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Special Orders

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