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Photo of a field of yellow flowers with snow-capped mountain peak in the background taken by John Shelly. Photo of water in a grassy meadow surrounded by pine trees on the Sawtooth NRA Photo of Yellow Christ's Indian Paintbrush in a meadow of purple flowers on Mt. Harrison. Photo of 2 people using a cross cut saw to cut a log in the Sawtooth NRA

 

The Sawtooth National Forest is a very special place here in the heart of Idaho. We hope you will take the time to learn about this "working/producing" National Forest. Managing and protecting your land is most challenging - not only because of the vastness of this land, but because of the varied, and sometimes conflicting, interests and values that you the owners of this land hold near and dear. Managing and protecting this land, for today and as well as future generations, means listening and working with other agencies, implementing the laws mandated by Congress, exercising our best professional judgment and working with you, the shareholders of this National Forest. We sincerely hope that you will always feel free to question what and how we are doing, and more importantly become involved in our processes as we plan and make decisions regarding the management of this National Forest. We are the stewards of your land - a job that we take a great deal of pride and satisfaction in. If at any time there is anything we can do to help make your time here more enjoyable our employees are here to serve you.

 

The Sawtooth National Forest has published its Biennial Monitoring Evaluation Report

Biennial Monitoring Evaluation Report for Fiscal Years 2016-2017.

The Forest revised its Forest Plan monitoring program in 2016 to align with requirements of the 2012 Planning Rule, which is codified in 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 219.

 

New Forest Supervisor Named for the Sawtooth National Forest

Nora Rasure, the Regional Forester of the Intermountain Region of the USDA Forest Service, is pleased to announce the arrival of the new Forest Supervisor for the Sawtooth National Forest,  Jim DeMaagd.

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Winter Travel Restrictions in effect on the Fairfield Ranger District

Restrictions are in place for Over-Snow vehicles. Continue Reading...

 

Greater Sage-Grouse  Conservation

Summary of Comments to Amend Sage-Grouse Plans

Male Sage-Grouse Struting

The Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions of the Forests Service incorporated standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015. As plans have been implemented, potential inefficiencies and difficulties were identified. Comments were requested on an initial Notice of Intent (NOI), and a supplemental NOI to revise the 2015 plans in 2017 and 2018.  Those comments were used to create a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to amend forest plans.  The public comment period for the DEIS ended on January 3, 2019. The comments received have been summarized into a Report.

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

 

 

Using Drones on National Forest System Lands

Rules and Responsibilities

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Final Decision on Over-snow Vehicle Travel Management

Two snowmobilers travelling on a snow covered trail with trees and mountains in the background.

Fairfield District Ranger Mike Dettori has signed a decision on a proposed action regarding Over-snow Vehicle Travel Management in the Northern Portion of the Fairfield Ranger District. Read a summary of the alternative that was selected and the main features of the decision.


Decision Notice of the Hemingway-Boulders & White Clouds Management

Map showing the wilderness boundary

The three areas protected by the Wilderness Act are the Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness, the White Clouds Wilderness, which will be managed as part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness which will continue to be managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Salmon-Challis National Forest.

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Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact Hemingway-Boulders & Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness Management Plan 


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