Discover the Northern Region

Do you love hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, kayaking, or other adventures in the outdoors? The U.S. Forest Service Northern Region encompasses 25 million acres of land in which to experience nature at its finest.

Our 12 national forests are spread over 5 states, including the perimeter of northeastern Washington, northern Idaho, and Montana; and the National Grasslands in North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota.

We have 15 wilderness areas, five National Wild and Scenic Rivers, the Continental Divide National Scenic TrailNez Perce National Historic TrailNorth Country National Scenic Trail, and 2,539 miles of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and more. Come visit to experience the best of your public lands!

USDA Civil Rights Policy Statement



Great American Outdoors Act in the Northern Region

Compass on a bed of moss with yellow fall leaves laying nearby.

The Forest Service is inviting public feedback on a proposed list of deferred maintenance projects selected for Great American Outdoors Act funding in fiscal year 2022. Projects funded by GAOA will enable federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands. Your feedback is requested by Nov. 30, 2020.

Shared Stewardship in the Northern Region

A field trip to examine a proposed project on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National ForestShared Stewardship is an invitation to States, Tribes, local governments, partners and stakeholders to set landscape-scale priorities, leverage resources, and work across boundaries to improve forest and watershed conditions, and protect communities. Visit our stewardship resource pages to learn about efforts in the Northern Region to work more deliberately with our neighbors and partners to expand forest restoration and treatments across boundaries, resulting in a more resilient landscape.