Welcome to the Salmon-Challis National Forest

Wolf on the Salmon-Challis

The 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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BUTTE STAFF RIDE

On June 28 – 30, 2016 the Salmon-Challis National Forest (SCNF) conducted the first ever Butte Fire Staff Ride.


Grazing Permits and Greater Sage-grouse Time-frame Change

Greater Sage-Grouse

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. View the RODs, plan amendments, and latest news about the Forest Service’s Greater Sage-Grouse conservation efforts.

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