The Nebraska & Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests, Buffalo Gap, Fort Pierre, & Oglala National Grasslands are located in the center and north border areas of Nebraska.
Where is this Forest?


A snowy view of the grassland landscape. 

Buffalo Gap National Grassland; Photo courtesy of Kelsey Bean

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The Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands are located in Nebraska and South Dakota. It is made up of two national forests, three national grasslands, the historic Charles E. Bessey Tree Nursery, and is host to a Job Corps facility.

A variety of recreation and natural resources makes this a perfect place to explore and enjoy your National Forests.

Map of Ranger District boundaries


Bessey Ranger District

Pine Ridge Ranger District

Fall River Ranger District

Samuel R. McKelvie NF

Fort Pierre Ranger District

Wall Ranger District




An elk. These links provide information on hunting and licensing in Nebraska and South Dakota.

The 2016 Rested Acres Maps for Bessey and McKelvie are now available!

Here are Tips and Reminders for the season.


Cheyenne River Range Allotment Management Plan

Barbed wire and a sunset.

Staff at the Wall Ranger District have completed and signed the Decision Notice and FONSI for the Cheyenne River RAMP.  Thank you to all who commented.