Visit the Northern Region

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The U.S. Forest Service Northern Region encompasses 25 million acres and is spread over 5 states. Included are 12 National Forests located within the perimeter of northeastern Washington, northern Idaho, and Montana; and the National Grasslands in North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota.

As a place for individuals and families to enjoy the outdoors, the Northern Region's public lands offer hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, kayaking, and countless other adventures. These very special areas protected from development offer the ability to escape the crowds of the city and encounter nature at its best - to experience the solitude and challenges of wildlands.

We invite you to explore the Northern Region's 15 congressionally designated wilderness areas, five National Wild and Scenic Rivers, Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, Nez Perce National Historic Trail, North Country National Scenic Trail, the 2,539 miles of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail , and much more.

Recent News


Features

Forest Legacy Program in Montana

Forest Legacy Montana

The Forest Legacy Program is a successful “working forest” conservation program built upon federal, state, and private partnerships. This video provides an overview of the program’s national accomplishments while highlighting a conservation easement project near Whitefish, Montana.  The project protects a community’s watershed, provides for local timber jobs and secures public access while keeping private land in private hands.  Text to video available.

 


Forest Service Partners with U of M to Prepare Students for Careers in High Tech

Two male students presenting

The Forest Service’s Northern Region and the University of Montana have teamed up to create a program that helps prepare college students for careers in the high tech industry. This spring, three students are graduating with skills they developed in part through an agreement between the Northern Region and the University.


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Spotlights

2016 Regional Forester Awards

Leanne Marten, Regional Forester for the Northern Region, recognizes employees and partners for their outstanding contributions to the work of the Forest Service in 2016.

Highway 12 Corridor Report

Picture of the Lochsa River and Highway 12, looking south

The report Values of the Middle Fork Clearwater and Lochsa River Corridor Potentially Affected by Certain Over-Legal Truck Traffic is available for reading and download.


Highlights