Welcome to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest

The fish are back at Big Springs 

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest occupies over 3 million acres and stretches across southeastern Idaho, from the Montana, Utah, and Wyoming borders. This Forest is also home to the Curlew National Grassland.

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Grazing Permits and Greater Sage-grouse Timeframe Change

Greater Sage Grouse Conservation

The Northern, 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. All of the plan components for sage-grouse conservation remain in effect, but the timing of implementation of grazing guidelines will vary from the plans’ initial timelines.

Visit the Greater Sage-Grouse Home Page for more information.


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).

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.”

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Fire Management & Aviation

Huck Fire in 1988


Fire and Aviation is a very important subject in our forest. Click to learn more about this subject.

Bear Food Storage Order

Food Storage Order-Grizzly

This order is intended to reduce adverse human-grizzly bear interactions, thereby promoting human safety and the protection of bears and other wildlife species at locations in the Caribou-Targhee...


Poisonous Plants of Southeast Idaho

St.Johns Wort

Many adults and children become seriously ill by consuming poisonous plants.  Sometimes this poisoning is accidental, and sometimes poisoning is the result of the misidentification or misuse...

OHV Safety

OHV Safety Photo

Your Safety is Important to Us

Idaho state law currently allows individuals under 16 years old...