The Kootenai National Forest is located in the northwestern part of Montana.
Where is this Forest?

 
National Forest Signboard stating Entering Kootenai National Forest

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!

 

2107 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

The Kootenai National Forest has been selected to provide the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree slated for the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.  Preparations begin Saturday, Feb. 18 in conjunction with the District basketball games in Eureka, Mont. with a community event. For more information, please visit the following link: Montana Forest to Provide Nation’s Christmas Tree in 2017

Three Rivers News

The Three Rivers Ranger District Autumn 2016 newsletter (pdf) is now available.

Kootenai National Forest Montanore Project Record of Decision is Now Available

The Kootenai National Forest has set forth its final decision and rationale for the selected mine and transmission line alternatives in a Final Record of Decision (ROD).  View/Download the Documents

Travel Analysis Process

The travel analysis is not a proposal or decision, but is intended to help inform the public about possible future road management planning.  The final Travel Analysis Report, which documents the travel analysis process is now available.  more...

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

  • Forest Plans Amendments Proposed Action

    Amendment to incorporate relevant direction from the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy into the forest plans for the Helena, Kootenai, Lewis and Clark, and Lolo National Forests:

    The Forest Service published the draft amendments and draft EIS on May 27, 2016. The 120 day comment period begins on June 3rd. More information about how to comment and documents can be found on the Forest Plan Amendments page.

  • 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.