The Sawtooth National Forest is located in the center of Idaho.
Where is this Forest?

 

It's All Yours - Go. Play. Summer

 

 

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.

 

The Great American Eclipse

Great American EclipseOn Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will take place over central Idaho.  Portions of the Sawtooth National Forest will be within the band of the total solar eclipse. The Sawtooth National Recreation Area as well as parts of the Fairfield and Ketchum Ranger Districts will be in the path of totality. The City of Stanley Idaho in partnership with local, state and federal agencies are gearing up to host the public for this special event.  The total eclipse will also pass over the Boise, Salmon-Challis, Caribou-Targhee and the Bridger Teton National Forests. Click here for more information...

 

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

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Adventure Quest in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area

 

Adventure Quest

 

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  www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=STELPRD3843381 .

 

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The Great American Eclipse

Great American Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will take place over central Idaho.  Portions of the Sawtooth National Forest will be within the band of the total solar eclipse. The Sawtooth National Recreation Area as well as parts of the Fairfield and Ketchum Ranger Districts will be in the path of totality. The City of Stanley Idaho in partnership with local, state and federal agencies are gearing up to host the public for this special event.  The total eclipse will also pass over the Boise, Salmon-Challis, Caribou-Targhee and the Bridger Teton National Forests.


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.


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