Local Ranger Districts apply for IDPR Grants 1/16/19

Local Ranger Districts apply for IDPR Grants 1/16/19

In January the Montpelier and Soda Springs Ranger Districts will apply for Grants to the state if Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation for the 2019-2020 Field season. IDPR provides a variety of funding programs and grants to government entities in Idaho for the enhancement of off highway vehicle and other recreational opportunities. The state programs are primarily funded from off highway vehicle registrations and state gas tax revenue.

Volunteers Work Together on the Curlew

CURLEW NATIONAL GRASSLAND, Id – Volunteers from the Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF), Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust (SSLT), Trout Unlimited and Idaho Master Naturalists worked together on the Rock Creek Restoration Project on the Curlew National Grassland (CNG), in South Eastern Idaho, this week.

Forest Roads Mixed Use Safety Review

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest has begun a motorized mixed use safety review of forest roads and is seeking public comments.  Prior to the 2011 summer season the Caribou-Targhee National Forest will be implementing the first phases to a forest wide evaluation on the safety of forest roads in relation to roads that experience a mixture of significant OHV use, commercial traffic, and passenger vehicles (Mixed use).

News Release: Palisades Ranger District Applies for 2019 IDPR Grants


Applies for Recreational Grants

Idaho Falls, ID: The Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest has submitted grant applications to the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR). If approved, these grants will provide the Forest Service with funds for several projects on the Palisades Ranger District. These include requests from the Off-Road Motor Vehicle Fund, Recreational Trails Program Fund, Waterways Improvement Fund and the Recreational Vehicle Fund.

Caribou-Targhee National Forest Proposes Rental Cabin for Public Use

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is interested in hearing your comments on a proposal to begin using the Jensen Cabin as a rental cabin available to the public for use. The Jensen Cabin would be available year-round at $95 per night.  The cabin is located up the McCoy Creek and Elk-Jensen Roads approximately 13 miles west of Alpine, WY.  It sleeps up to 9+ people.  There is a vault toilet, wood stove, furniture and hand pump for water.  The McCoy Creek Campground is just three miles from the cabin, with numerous motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities, Palisades Reservoir, and the Elk-Jensen road nearby. 

Palisades District Ranger Tracy Hollingshead stated, “This rental cabin can provide a great opportunity to the public enjoy the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, while retaining some of the comforts of home such as a roof over their head.”

Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center (EIIFC)

The Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center (EIIFC), located in Idaho Falls, was established in the spring of 1995 after a five year planning effort. Participating agencies include the Forest Service's Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and the Bureau of Land Management's Upper Snake River Districts.

Eastern Idaho Aspen Working Group

A group of agencies are teaming together to regenerate aspen, which will help mule deer populations.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Recovery Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.