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Welcome to the
Kootenai National Forest

The Kootenai National Forest is located in the Northwest corner of Montana and the Northeast corner of Idaho on the Canadian border. Providing abundant recreation and a wealth of natural resources, the Kootenai is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your National Forests!

Office Closures

In observation of the passing of President George H.W. Bush, all Forest Service offices will be closed for a National Day of Mourning on Wednesday, December 5.

Ripley Project Public Meeting - New Date

The Ripley Project, located on the Libby Ranger District, will host a public meeting on December 12, 2018 at the Forest Supervisor's Office in Libby from 6pm-8pm.  View the flyer (pdf) for more information and a map. 

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Features

Ten Lakes Travel Management Plan

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The Fortine Ranger District has developed a Proposed Action for the Ten Lakes Travel Management Plan. The project area is located North and East of Eureka, Montana and includes 64,177 acres.  The interactive mapping tool is available to submit information for this project.


2015 Forest Plan

Faye Krueger, Regional Forester for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Northern Region, has signed the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Kootenai National Forests’ revised Forest Plan.

The Record of Decision, 2015 Forest Plan, and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) are available on the Land and Resource Management – Planning page.


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Highlights

  • Food Storage Order
    A food storage order signed in 2011 requires food storage practice across the Forest to reduce the potential for human-wildlife encounters.
  • Weed Free Forage
    It is a violation of rule (FS) and law (State of Montana) to utilize forage or mulch materials that contain the seeds of noxious weeds.
  • Protect Your Forest
    Report crime on your National Forest or Grassland using this form.


https://www.fs.usda.gov/kootenai