Contact(s): Amy Baumer

The Salmon-Challis National Forest is implementing a new open season application process for special use recreation events on National Forest System (NFS) lands.  A special use authorization is required before conducting any type of commercial recreation use of NFS lands.  This open season will streamline recreation special use permitting and allow time for review and processing prior to an event.  The open period for applications is determined by the proposed event date.  Non-commercial group use, filming, and outfitter-guide special use permits are not subject to open season periods.

Effective immediately, the following application periods apply: 

  • December 1 through February 15 for summer and fall season events (those occurring between June I-November 30).
  • July 1 through September 15 for winter and spring season events (those occurring between December I-May 31).

A pre-application meeting with the permit administrator is required to ensure the proposal is an appropriate and authorized use on NFS lands.  If the request is eligible for consideration, the application and supporting documentation must be received by the applicable open season deadline.  Late applications will be held and processed during the next open period.  The permit administrator can verify if your application is complete.  An incomplete application will delay review of your proposal.

For additional information about the application process for recreation events, please contact Celina Moreno, permit administrator, at 208-756-5140 or


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