Welcome to the Salmon-Challis National Forest

Fall Colors 2018The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho. Included within the boundaries of the Forest is 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church-- River of No Return Wilderness Area, the largest contiguous wilderness area in the Continental United States. Rugged and remote, this country offers adventure, solitude and breathtaking scenery. Passed into law on August 7, 2015, is the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness Area (Interim Travel Wilderness Brochure) & Story Map covering approximately 116,898 acres which is administered by the Forest and the BLM Challis Field Office.  The Forest also contains Borah Peak, Idaho's tallest peak, the Wild & Scenic Salmon River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The area is a highly desired destination for hunting, fishing, white-water rafting and many other popular recreational pursuits.  Please refer to the Visitor Guide for more information on the variety of opportunities on the Salmon-Challis National Forest.

 

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Discover your National Forest~~Your National Forests are full of life with abundant animals, plants & water. Almost everything we do has an impact on nature & the environment. This is where the water you drink comes from. Take time to learn more about your National Forest.  Discover your National Forest.

 

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Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions Publish a DEIS for Sage-Grouse

Greater Sage-Grouse

The Forest Service is proposing to amend the Forest Service land management plans that were created in 2015 regarding greater sage-grouse conservation in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The Forest Service is publishing the Notice of Availability announcing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on October 5, 2019, which will initiate a 90 day comment period. Commenters are encouraged to provide specific responses to textual edits that are being considered.

View the latest news about the Forest Service’s Greater Sage-grouse conservation efforts.

 

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