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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.

Mud and adverse condition advisory for the South Hills (Minidoka RD)

Due to recent high quantities of snowfall in the South Hills (Minidoka Ranger District) and late spring temperatures there has been a massive build up of mud. Please be cautious and avoid unnecessary travel to areas whether plowed or unplowed. We have already recieved reports of 4x4 vehicles having trouble getting traction and travelling safely because of mud conditions.

Sawtooth National Forest Offices Re-Open for Visitors

JEROME, ID, May 17, 2022 – Beginning Monday June 6, 2022, Sawtooth National Forest offices will re-open to members of the public. The lobbies of the Supervisors Office and Ranger Stations in Burley, Fairfield, Ketchum, Sawtooth NRA Headquarters and Stanley will be open to the public.


Latest on COVID-19

Our offices, with the exception of mission-critical activities, are operating virtually (non-physically). To protect the health and safety of our employees and customers, we are scheduling face-to-face meetings only if business cannot be resolved via the virtual environment. Be prepared to meet outdoors.  However, continuing our service to you during this time is very important. We are ready and available to help you! Please contact us at: 208-423-7500 for immediate assistance.