Summary of Comments to Amend Sage-Grouse Plans

The Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions of the Forests Service incorporated standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015. As plans have been implemented, potential inefficiencies and difficulties were identified. Comments were requested on an initial Notice of Intent (NOI), and a supplemental NOI to revise the 2015 plans in 2017 and 2018.  Those comments were used to create a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to amend forest plans.  The public comment period for the DEIS ended on January 3, 2019. The comments received have been summarized into a Report.

View the latest news about the Forest Service’s Greater Sage-Grouse conservation efforts.


Soles of the Boise National Forest Employees

The souls caring for your forest wear a variety of soles.

The USDA Forest Service is an agency composed of a wide array of disciplines and job opportunities. Ranging from wildland firefighting, to botany, to capitol coordinating, the Boise National Forest exemplifies the range of positions possible within the agency.

Centennial Job Corps Center Students Support Firefighting

In the back parking lot of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) seven workers wear neon green shirts with “Camp Crew” logo written across the back.  They stand out: they’re younger and their bright T-shirts contrast with those of the other older personnel.  As the crew works among large mounds of fire hose spread throughout the lot, it’s obvious they have one thing on their mind: preparing with excellence the hose for the next fire.

USDA Forest Service - Find a Photo

Welcome to the USDA Forest Service’s “Find-a-Photo", Website - the NatureWatch, Wildlife, Fish, and Threatened and Endangered Species Program's Photograph Library. Find-a-Photo allows you to access thousands of copyright free wildlife, fish, wildflower and environmental education photographs, donated by Forest Service employees and our partners and volunteers. Check back often since new photographs are being added quite frequently. If you are a first-time user, we encourage you to use our new “Simple Search” feature that helps you quickly explore the category of photographs you are seeking.

Public Service Announcements from Smokey Bear

The Ad Council, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), announced today the launch of a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring Smokey Bear designed to raise awareness about wildfire prevention. Watch the video!

Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project - Success with Partnerships

A fuels reduction project recently completed on the Boise National Forest met several important goals.  Begun in 2011 and completed in 2013, the Clear Creek/Placerville Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project reduced the threat by wildfires for the area, provided private sector employment and supplied biomass to a nearby co-generation plant. 

Water Scoopers Help Firefighters

Pioneer Fire crews are getting help from two Bombardier CL-415s commonly known as water scoopers.  These newer model turbine water scoopers are currently based in McCall, Idaho, only minutes from the fire’s western perimeter.  Both have been flying daily missions since August 10.   

2010 Amended Forest Plan

2003 FEIS and ROD supporting Boise, Sawtooth and Payette Forest Plan Revision

2010 FIES and ROD supporting Forest Plan amendment to incorporate a Wildlife Conservation Strategy (WCS)

Forest Plan, As Amended in 2010 

Forest Plan Monitoring Report



Boise NF Scott Bodle Studies Sage Grouse


Scott Bodle, Mountain Home RD Wildlife Biologist is studying Sage Grouse as a Forest Service representative with the Mountain Home Sage Grouse local working group, a mixture of Federal, State, landowners and local residents. 


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