Boise National Forest

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests


Forest Overview

The mountainous landscape of Boise National Forest lies just to the northeast of Boise, Idaho. More than 2.6 million acres of forest naturally protect and filter the water that originates on the landscape. The Payette, Boise, and the south and middle fork of the Salmon River reside in this critical watershed. Mule deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, salmon, and trout are just a few species that make their home within the confines of this stunning forest.

Boise National Forest Needs Our Help

The Red Mountain and Sheep Trail wildfires burned approximately 42,000 acres of the Lowman Ranger District during the 2006 and 2007 fire seasons. In addition to these more-recent fires, the greater Bear Valley area has been affected by several other wildfires over the last decade. The need to step in and plant trees is high priority. Natural regeneration of the burned areas would take decades to recover and non-native species and fire-prone bush would dominate the new landscape without our help. To speed recovery of these intensely burned areas, we need to provide support to the silviculturists on the Lowman District who need to plant Douglasfir and whitebark pine in the spring and fall of 2013.


You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.