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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.

 

Winter Travel Restrictions in effect on the Fairfield Ranger District

Restrictions are in place for Over-Snow vehicles. Details...

 

Free Cross Country Skiing Lessons

Lessons to be held at the Magic Mountain Ski Lodge on January 5th from 10 am to 2 pm. Details...

 

Grazing Permits and Greater Sage-grouse Timeframe Change

The Northern, Intermountain, and Rocky Mountain Regions of the Forests Service incorporated standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015. All of the plan components for sage-grouse conservation remain in effect, but the timing of implementation of grazing guidelines will vary from the plans’ initial timelines. Information...

Greater Sage-Grouse  Conservation

Photo of a sage-grouseThe Forest Service has completed a multi-year plan to conserve, enhance and restore greater sage-grouse populations (GRSG) and habitat on National Forest System-administered lands. The conservation measures were released in two federal Records of Decisions (RODs) yesterday in conjunction with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) announcement that the bird does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  To view the RODs and plan amendments or for more information about the Forest Service’s greater sage-grouse conservation efforts, please visit  www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=STELPRD3843381 .

Sage-Grouse Bulletin October 2018

Sage-Grouse Press Release 9/28/2018

 

Using Drones on National Forest System Lands

Rules and Responsibilities

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