Welcome to the US Forest Service Intermountain Region

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The National Forest System Lands of the Intermountain Region are located in the heart of the west, encompassing 12 forests and 1 grassland. Explore 34 million acres while enjoying all your favorite recreational activities including camping, fishing, hiking, biking, OHV use, boating, etc.  The forests range from heavily timbered slopes of central Idaho on the Payette NF to red rock open country in southern Utah. Forest lands in Nevada and the beautiful Bridger Teton NF of Wyoming round out the region. 

Please check our Alerts and Notifications and Fire Information before recreating in the Region.  Forests implement closures and important notifications at various times for your safety.

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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.  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.

Learn more >> Forests and Grassland Offices

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Plan Your Next Trip 

Click on the map below to start planning your next adventure to public lands!



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Intermountain Region News


Recent News


Maintaining a personal connection with the land: 30 years of volunteer service

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Jim, a former Forester employee with 29 year of service, loves volunteer work, which he attributes to his ability to maintain his connection to the land and the people it serves.

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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State Liaisons: Conduits between States and Forest Service

As the new year rolls in, Forest Service Intermountain Region state liaisons work with state governments, partners, and other federal government agencies etc.

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. 


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.