Morel Mushrooms on the CTNF

Found in much of the U.S. from late March through May, morel mushrooms are starting to show up on certain areas of the Forest. Here's some things to consider before heading out.

Forest urges visitors to use caution and prevent resource damage

The Forest urges visitors to use caution and prevent resource damage when recreating this spring.With snow melting at lower elevations, the urge to get out on the Forest creates the need for everyone to respect our natural resources through responsible outdoor behavior. Winter is still alive and well at higher elevations. Take for instance the Ashton/Island Park area, which still has over a foot of snow on many of the roads.

All Visitors Must Adhere to New COVID 19 Procedures

IDAHO FALLS, Id— Continuing our service to you while doing our part to address the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is very important. At this time, all cabin rentals on our local national forest will close to ensure safe social distancing. Reservation holders will be contacted via email or phone. While access to the forest remains open, we are asking all visitors to self-assess using the following USDA provided questions before entering our facilities:

Botany Report

This year the botany program on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest was able to use two Chicago Botanical Garden, Conservation and Land Managment Interns to fulfill a variety of project work across the Forest. The interns taught Forest Habitat Typing to several forest service staff, presented programs at Mesa Falls and led several hikes with citizen scientiests and master naturalists. The attached report outlines some of the work completed by our amazing interns in FY 2019.