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Photo of a field of yellow flowers with snow-capped mountain peak in the background taken by John Shelly. Photo of water in a grassy meadow surrounded by pine trees on the Sawtooth NRA Photo of Yellow Christ's Indian Paintbrush in a meadow of purple flowers on Mt. Harrison. Photo of 2 people using a cross cut saw to cut a log in the Sawtooth NRA


The Sawtooth National Forest is a very special place here in the heart of Idaho. We hope you will take the time to learn about this "working/producing" National Forest. Managing and protecting your land is most challenging - not only because of the vastness of this land, but because of the varied, and sometimes conflicting, interests and values that you the owners of this land hold near and dear. Managing and protecting this land, for today and as well as future generations, means listening and working with other agencies, implementing the laws mandated by Congress, exercising our best professional judgment and working with you, the shareholders of this National Forest. We sincerely hope that you will always feel free to question what and how we are doing, and more importantly become involved in our processes as we plan and make decisions regarding the management of this National Forest. We are the stewards of your land - a job that we take a great deal of pride and satisfaction in. If at any time there is anything we can do to help make your time here more enjoyable our employees are here to serve you.


Fire Restrictions are scheduled to be terminated on the Sawtooth National Forest

Stage 1 fire restrictions will be terminated effective September 15, 2018 at 12:01 A.M.

0414-00-042 Forest Wide - Stage 1 Fire Restrictions | Termination of Order


Fire Closure Orders

Information and map available in links below.

0414-04-131 Bible Back Fire Closure Order Version #3

0414-04-132 Sawooth Wapiti Fire Area Closure - Version #2 | Map

0414-05-048 Stewart Fire Area Closure-Version #1

0414-05-048 Stewart Fire Area Closure MAP


Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor's Office Moves to a New Location

After nearly 32 years on Kimberly Road the Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor’s Office will be moving.  The new Supervisor’s Office will be located at 370 American Avenue in Jerome Idaho, the new phone number will be 208-423-7500.  The office is located in the Crossroads Pointe Office Complex, approximately 1.5 miles north of the I84/93 Interchange. Continue reading...


Grazing Permits and Greater Sage-grouse Timeframe Change

The Northern, Intermountain, and Rocky Mountain Regions of the Forests Service incorporated standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015. All of the plan components for sage-grouse conservation remain in effect, but the timing of implementation of grazing guidelines will vary from the plans’ initial timelines. Information...


Story Map and Decision Notice of the Hemingway-Boulders & White Clouds Management Plan


Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact Hemingway-Boulders & Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness Management Plan 


Greater Sage-Grouse  Conservation

Photo of a sage-grouseThe Forest Service has completed a multi-year plan to conserve, enhance and restore greater sage-grouse populations (GRSG) and habitat on National Forest System-administered lands. The conservation measures were released in two federal Records of Decisions (RODs) yesterday in conjunction with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) announcement that the bird does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  To view the RODs and plan amendments or for more information about the Forest Service’s greater sage-grouse conservation efforts, please visit .


Using Drones on National Forest System Lands

Rules and Responsibilities


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Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness Map & Newsletter

Map showing the wilderness boundary

The three areas protected by the Wilderness Act are the Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness, the White Clouds Wilderness, which will be managed as part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness which will continue to be managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Salmon-Challis National Forest.

2017 Draft Hemingway-Boulders & White Clouds Management Plan Environmental Assessment

2017 Draft Hemingway-Boulders & White Clouds Wilderness Plan

SNF Fuelwood Harvesting Maps 2018

Fuelwood Harvesting Maps

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