Features

Forest Service Communication Strategy for Greater Sage-Grouse Planning

The U.S. Forest Service is considering developing amendments to current sage-grouse conservation plans.  Public involvement is important for adding meaningful participation from the early phases of planning through finalization of the plan amendments and subsequent monitoring. A public participation strategy has been designed to assist with communication within the Forest Service and between the Forest Service and the public. 

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

 

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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. 

Highlights

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Watch your favorite Boise National Forest and USDA Forest Service videos on YouTube! Link opens in a new window


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It's all yours! Video library from Boise NF and Forests around the Region! Learn about forest management, employment, recreation and much more..... Link opens in a new window


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Fire Information - Inciweb has a new look Link opens in a new window


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Recreation Opportunities by District AREA Link opens in a new window


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Boise National Forest: 2018 Prescribed Fires and Mechanical Treatments Link opens in a new window


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Reserve your favorite campsite at www.recreation.gov Link opens in a new window


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USDA Forest Service - Interactive Visitor Map Link opens in a new window


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2017 Centennial Job Corps Annual Report Link opens in a Pdf Document


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2018 Spring Prescribed Fire program -www.rxfire.com - Print new Booklet and Summary! Link opens in a new window


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Scan QR codes or use www.avenza.com to download Boise NF Motor Vehicle Use Maps to mobile devices Link opens in a new window


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2018 VOLUNTEER with the USDA Forest Service and our Partners! Link opens in a new window


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Boise NF Visitor Guide has been updated! Link opens in a Pdf Document