Intermountain Region (R4)

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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 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.  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.  


  • Regional Foresters Awards

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    The Regional Foresters Awards for fiscal year 2021 were distributed to those showing excellence in their field. A summary of the awards are available in PDF version or you can watch the video.

Latest on COVID-19

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. 

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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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Partnering for fire resistant landscapes and communities

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Partnerships continue to play a critical role in land and resource management across the region.

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