Nature & Science

Natural Resources

Photo of Rock Creek Meadow








How much do you know?

The Shoshone National Forest is home to many different kinds of plants, animals and other natural resources! 

The spectacular landscape of the Shoshone was shaped by continental and alpine glaciers. Valleys were carved out and lakes left behind. This created the land that early American Indians inhabited, and Eastern settlers viewed in awe.


Physical Features

A photo of the Popo Agie Wilderness

Did you know that over 25 percent of the Shoshone's 2.4 million acres is a landscape above timberline?

Wildlife and Fish

A man holding a yellowstone cutthroat trout

About 335 native wildlife species call the Shoshone home.