Regional Overview

Highlights of the Region

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From the famous red rocks of southern Utah to the rugged sawtooth mountains to the stark beauty of Nevada the Intermountain Region offers amazing diversity and unique land management challenges.

Four major geographic provinces come together to form the Region.  These provinces are the reason for the tremendous diversity of landscape and ecosystems. - Northern Rocky Mountains, Middle Rocky Mountains, Colorado Plateau, and Great Basin.

The region encompasses more than 34-million acres of National Forest System land, which consists of 12 National Forests and 1 National Grassland in parts of 6 states.

  • All states are implementing Great American Outdoors Act projects
  • All states have Shared Stewardship projects
  • 3 National Recreation Areas - Spring Mountain NRA, Sawtooth NRA and Flaming Gorge NRA
  • 1 National Grassland - Curlew National Grassland
  • 43 Wilderness Areas
  • 4 Wild and Scenic Rivers composed of 18 different segments
  • 21+ Ski Areas
  • 7 National Historic Trails
  • 2 Portions of National Scenic Trails
  • 21 Active Large Mines
  • Over 14 New Mining Projects
  • 35+ Threatened & Endangered Species
  • Approximately 1800 livestock permittees
  • 45 Federally Recognized Indian Tribes
  • 15 Tribes with Traditional Use


Regional Program Area Fact Sheets


Special Features of Each Forest


Additional Offices within the Intermountain Region

The Regional State, Private and Tribal Forestry office in Ogden provides outreach and education to states and other partners in urban and community forestry, forest stewardship, and forest health programs. The Ogden and Boise Field Offices survey for insect and disease infestations.

The Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) is one of six research stations around the country. The RMRS headquarters is in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The Ogden Service Center of the RMRS provides support to research units in Logan, Ogden and Provo in Utah, Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada.

The health of our forests and grasslands is an important focus that we take very seriously as we strive to succeed at Caring for the Land and Serving People.