About the Region

Photo of lupine flowers in a field.


The National Forests and Grasslands of the Northern Region stretch from the prairies and badlands of the Dakotas, through eastern Montana's rolling hills and isolated ponderosa pine woodlands, to the rugged mountain tops and steep timbered canyons in western Montana and northern Idaho.

Twenty five million acres provide a multitude of uses: recreation, trees for harvest, forage for sheep and cattle, good fish habitat, food and shelter for wildlife, minerals, water for downstream users, and wildlands for future generations.

Recreation opportunities are as diverse as these lands. Everything from sightseeing to motorcycling, horseback riding to picnicking, hunting to snowshoeing, and crosscountry skiing to kayaking await the outdoor enthusiast.

Take your pick of the special places available in the Northern Region...enjoy your National Forests and Grasslands!

Missoula Regional Offices

Forest & Grassland Offices/Addresses

More about the Forest Service Organization.

Regional Overview

Sustainable Operations


Our Special Places

Visit our Special Places for diverse recreation opportunities.

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