History & Culture

Did you know the Boise National Forest used to be a lot smaller?

Learn the history behind the expansion of the Boise National Forest.




History of Our National Forests and Research Stations

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History of the Intermountain Region

The first forest reserves were created in 1891 and by 1905 they were placed under the Department of Agriculture and renamed the US Forest Service. Three years later in 1908, the Forest Service was divided into 6 administrative and geographic regions.