Welcome to the Salmon-Challis National Forest

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The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho. Included within the boundaries of the Forest is 2.3 million acres of the Frank Church- River of No Return Wilderness Area, the largest contiguous wilderness area in the Continental United States.


Statement from Charles A. Mark, Forest Supervisor for the Salmon-Challis National Forest on Loss In the Wildland Firefighter Community




Continuing our service to you during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Salmon-Challis National Forest asks the public to please recreate responsibly.  For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, visit our COVID page.

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FS Issues Final EIS and Draft RODs for Greater Sage-grouse Conservationservation

Greater Sage-Grouse

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



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