Intermountain Region





The National Forest System Lands of the Intermountain Region are located in the heart of the west, encompassing 12 National Forests and 1 National Grassland. Explore thirty-four million acres while enjoying all your favorite recreational activities including camping, fishing, hiking, biking, OHV use, boating, rafting, birdwatching, etc.  The Intermountain Region forests range from heavily timbered slopes of central Idaho on the Payette National Forest to red rock open country in southern Utah. Forest lands in Nevada and the beautiful Bridger Teton National Forest of Wyoming round out the region.  Learn more about the individual forests and grasslands within the Intermountain Region or use the navigation tool on the left.

The Intermountain Region asks the public to please recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. High-risk activities such as rock climbing, etc. or backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided. We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests. Changes in standard operating procedures due to COVID-19, such as closures or adjusted hours, are forest-specific.  Please refer to forest pages for this information. 

Plan Your Next Trip 

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Intermountain Region News



2019 Regional Forester Awards

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The Intermountain Regional Leadership Team and guests recognized the 2019 Regional Forester Award recipients on November 6, 2019, in Ogden, Utah.

Shared Stewardship

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service has developed a new Shared Stewardship outcome-based investment strategy to address the challenges facing today’s forest land managers.

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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. 

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

Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series

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The Forest Service's Urban Forest Connections webinar series discusses the latest science, practice, and policy on urban forestry and the environment and is open to all.