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Photo of a person hiking along the Continental Divide Trail. Photo of an employee observing the bark on a tree. Regional Intermountain Newsletter. Screenshot of the video looking into the green leaves of the tall trees.


Ranger of the Year: Jay Pence

Photo of a ranger loading panniers on the back of a mule.Jay Pence, Teton Basin District Ranger, was honored as the 2017 Ranger of the Year for the Intermountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service. The Teton Basin Ranger District is located in Driggs, Idaho and is part of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, which extends across southeastern Idaho and is bordered by Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Read the entire article.

Forest Plan Revision - How are we revising plans?

Forest Plan Revision.The National Forest Management Act of 1976 requires forest plans to be revised at least every 15 years. Congress waived the 15 year requirement as long as the Department demonstrates progress with revision. Of the 17 plans in Region 4, eight have been revised, and nine are original. The Intermountain Region currently has two forests working on plan revisions and five that will begin before 2021. Learn more about Forest Plan Revision and how you can get involved.

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Wyoming Forest Project Part Of Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership

The United States Department of Agriculture will invest $32 million to mitigate wildfire threats to landowners and communities, including projects in the Intermountain Region. This is the fifth year of a partnership between the Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to help improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems where public and private lands meet.

Administrative Change to the Timeframe set in the Records of Decision

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On November 27, 2017, the Forest Service provided public notice of an administrative change we intended to make to the land management plans that were altered on September 16, 2015. This administrative change does not affect any plan components, only other plan content, as it extends the timeframe for implementing of livestock grazing direction. 

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


Forest Fact Sheets

Fact sheets for each forest in the Intermountain Region are now available on our web site.  These provide information on landscape, features, visitors, land ownership, wilderness, etc.

Intermountain Region Strategic Framework

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This framework helps to understand key issues, challenges, influences, and opportunities facing the Intermountain Region in order to set Regional direction for the next four years.


Bighorn Sheep Management Framework and Assessments

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Framework and assessment is a protocol for evaluating summer bighorn sheep habitats. Bighorn Sheep Risk of Contact Tool User Guide

Forest Service Outreach Database

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Use the Forest Service Outreach Database to search for up-coming job announcement and current job opportunities. Access the database to explore opportunities today.