Welcome to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and Curlew National Grassland


Snow on ground in Teton Basin

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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Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions Publish a DEIS for Sage-Grouse

Greater Sage Grouse Conservation

The Forest Service is proposing to amend the Forest Service land management plans that were created in 2015 regarding greater sage-grouse conservation in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The Forest Service is publishing the Notice of Availability announcing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on October 5, 2019, which will initiate a 90 day comment period. Commenters are encouraged to provide specific responses to textual edits that are being considered.

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


2018 Christmas Tree Permits Go On Sale

IDAHO FALLS, Id –Permits are now available to cut your own Christmas tree in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. While you can purchase a permit at any of the district offices, it is suggested to go through vendors who have longer operating hours and are open on the weekends.

2018 Prospectus

The Caribou-Targhee is pleased to announce the availability of a prospectus for special-uses permit for the Palisades, Teton Basin and Monpelier Ranger District developed recreation sites. These prospectus are being issued to solicit applications for a concession campground and related Granger-Thye Concessions’ special-use permit. One permit to provide high-quality public service in the operation and maintenance of Government-owned recreation facilities located on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest will be issued.

Please follow this link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/land/ctnf/landmanagement

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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...

Key Contacts

Kathleen Gorby
Public Affairs Officer