Sisters Creek gorge,
a tributary to the St. Joe River.
From the shores of big lakes to the banks of winding rivers, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests create a tapestry of land and water in the handle of North Idaho. The Forest has been and continues to be the lifeline for local communities. Silver, gold and large timber drew settlers to the area. Remnant roads that once led to work now lead to play, and treasures sought are now recreational - water-based activities, winter uses and the traditional hiking, hunting, fishing and gathering....Read more
2015 Forest Plan Monitoring Program Transition
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests is preparing to administratively transition the 2015 Forest Plan monitoring program to meet the requirements of the 2012 National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule (2012 Planning Rule) and we are seeking public input on the proposed change. Please see our Planning webpage for more information.
Travel Analysis documents now available
In June 2015 the Idaho Panhandle National Forests held a series of public meetings to evalulate the risks and benefits posed by individual road segments across the forest. That public input, in conjunction with field surveys, was used to create the Final Subpart A Travel Analysis document. For more information on the purpose of this document, how it was developed and the final product, please visit the IPNF Travel Analysis webpage.