Got Your Bitterroot National Forest Travel Map?

The new forest travel plan, approved May 11, 2016, designates 2,246 miles of forest roads and trails open to motorized use, nearly the driving distance between Hamilton and New York City. 

Discover the Bitterroot - Facebook

Stay in touch with the Bitterroot National Forest on Facebook!  Our Discover the Bitterroot page offers photos, videos, weather and road reports, recreation information, and much more.

Four Rivers Lottery

The Main Salmon, Middle Fork of the Salmon, Selway, and Snake-Hells Canyon Rivers, located in central Idaho and eastern Oregon, offer a broad range of floating and recreation opportunities.

Forest Tips to Hunters

Good luck to all hunters looking for that trophy bull elk or other game animal in the Bitterroot National Forest.  Here are some tips for making your hunt more enjoyable.

National Forest Surveys Coming to a Recreation Area Near You!

Beginning Fall 2016, you may see Bitterroot National Forest employees working in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along Forest Service roads.

Nez Perce National Historic Trail

The 1877 flight of the Nez Perce from their homelands while pursued by U.S. Army Generals Howard, Sturgis, and Miles, is one of the most fascinating and sorrowful events in Western U.S. history.

Frankly Speaking

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness June 2013 Annual Newsletter.

Insect and Disease Affecting Trees in the Bitterroot

Insect and disease related mortality in the forests of the Bitterroot Valley attract a good deal of attention. 

Crews work to Remove Pine Beetle-Infested Trees from Campground

Last year, the Bitterroot National Forest’s revamped Three Frogs Campground at Lake Como had more visitors than ever, despite opening several weeks later than normal.

Bitterroot National Forest Native Plant and Pollinator Gardens

The next time you visit your local Ranger District on the Bitterroot National Forest, make sure you stop and enjoy our native plant and pollinator gardens.

Skiing the Trees: Thinning project opens up new terrain for skiers at Lost Trail

In the last few ski seasons at Lost Trail Powder Mountain, the area’s co-owner heard skiers voice their concerns about all the red trees that were showing up between the runs.

Historic Wood's Cabin at Lake Como Undergoes Restoration

Wood's Cabin was never meant to last this long.

Northern Region 2013 Year in Review

The Forest Service’s Northern Region has released its 2013 Year in Review, showcasing forest and grassland successes, partnerships and research activities. 


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