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The Sawtooth National Forest is a very special place in the heart of Idaho. Managing and protecting this land is most challenging – not only because of the vastness of the land but because of the varied, and sometimes conflicting, interests and values that stakeholders hold near and dear. Managing and protecting this land for future generations means listening and working with other agencies, implementing laws passed by Congress, exercising our best professional judgment, and working with stakeholders.
We sincerely hope that you will always feel free to question what and how we are managing the land, and, more importantly, get involved in our processes as we plan and make decisions regarding the management of this National Forest. Being stewards of this land and serving our stakeholders are jobs we take great pride in doing.
Sawtooth National Forest Offices
Badger Fire Vegetation Recovery Report
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Be Bear Aware & Safely Store Food
The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (NRA) has a food storage order. Prior to visiting the Sawtooth NRA know and understand what the food storage order requires. Click HERE for more information.
In the Spotlight
What's new in the Sawtooth National Forest? The latest news on the hottest topics are available here. Stay tuned, as these topics change.
Visit the Forest
The Intermountain Region posts critical information via alerts, notifications, fire information for your safety.
"Know Before You Go!"
Learn more about the Intermountain Region, Forest and Grassland Offices and Regional Leadership. Contact us with your questions!
Sawtooth National Forest announces concession opportunity
Release Date: Jun 1, 2023 Jerome, ID
Ketchum District Ranger Kurt Nelson to retire June 3
Release Date: May 24, 2023 Ketchum, ID
Biological Assessment under review by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service
Electric Bicycles (e-bikes)
Currently, e-bikes are allowed on roads and trails with the Travel Management Rule (TMR) designations for "Roads Open to All Vehicles," "Trails Open to All Vehicles," "Trails Open to Vehicles 50" or Less in Width," and "Trails Open to Motorcycles Only." Riding opportunities for e-bikes can be viewed on our newly updated 2022 Motor Vehicle Use Map. Click on the heading above to learn more about using e-bikes on the Sawtooth National Forest.