Land & Resources Management

The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. On the Salmon-Challis, that means administering nearly 4.4 million acres, including the 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness Area. This section includes information about forest planning, current projects, resource management, available geospatial data, and fire management.

Planning & ProjectsBelow Otter Bar









Resource ManagementPhoto of Sawmill Canyon.










Geospatial DataMap of the Salmon-Challis in relation to other forests









Fire ManagementAerial photo of the Mustang Fire showing the large area it encompasses taken on August 4, 2012.



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    The Upper North Fork drainage on the Salmon-Challis National Forest is targeted for further fuels reduction treatments through the Joint Chiefs' Landscape Restoration Partnership. The goal of this partnership program is to improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems where public and private lands meet through a partnership between the Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Wildfire, invasive species, and insect and disease damage aren’t going to stop at the boundaries of private and public land. Up to 700 acres of private land in the drainage is planned for treatment through this Upper North Fork Wildland Urban Interface Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration project (a fiscal years 2015/2016 project). These lands are adjoining Forest Service land planned for fuels reduction treatment in the Salmon-Challis National Forest's Upper North Fork Ecosystem Restoration Project.