Boise National Forest


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Boise National Forest

Address:1249 S Vinnell Way, Suite 200
Boise, ID 83709

Phone:208-364-4100
Fax:208-373-4111
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r4/boise
Size: 2,612,000 acres.
Location:North and east of Boise. Accessible by US 20; ID 21 and 22. Nearby cities/towns include Boise, Cascade, and Idaho City.
Facilities:14 cabins, 40 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic areas, trails (1,300+ miles), winter sports area.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, rafting, kayaking, sailing, rafting, water-skiing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ORV riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Most of the land lies within the Idaho Batholith, a large and highly erosive geological formation that has created a rugged mountain region, with elevations ranging from 2,600 to 9,800 feet, and numerous lakes and streams. Points of interest include Lucky Peak Nursery, Bogus Basin Ski Area, and a portion of Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area.

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Firefighters have gained 20 percent containment on two wildfires burning in the Boise National Forest.
Elsewhere, hundreds of crews were called in to battle a wildfire inside the Boise National Forest that is steadily spreading.
6-million-acre Boise National Forest is one place that has been aggressively thinned, logged, and prescribe-burned on a landscape level.
Four samples, out of more than 1,200 processed, suggested lynx hair came from the Boise National Forest in Idaho and Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.
We are very pleased that the Bonneville Power Administration, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and Rollin Baker, the local ranchers have been able to successfully turn an innovative idea into reality," said Dave Rittenhouse, forest supervisor for the Boise National Forest.
When the rider was under consideration in April 1995, a district ranger in the Boise National Forest told The Washington Post the cut target was too high.
The company donated the chain saws used to fell the tree during a cutting ceremony in the Boise National Forest.
In Idaho, residents of about 60 homes in a small town remained under voluntary evacuation Tuesday as crews fought nearly 20 lightning-caused fires in the Boise National Forest.
There is a willingness in today's environment to basically back off, let the fire increase in size if there isn't a firefighter safety issue," David Olson, Boise National Forest spokesman, told The Idaho Statesman.
org or contact Boise National Forest at (208) 373-4105.
The study has focused on the Boise National Forest, where since 1989 AMERICAN FORESTS, the USDA Forest Service, the state of Idaho, University of Idaho, and Boise Cascade have been researching forest health conditions.
Boise National Forest, Idaho: The 33,000-acre Star Gulch fire near Idaho City last summer stopped in its tracks when it reached the so-called "Cottonwood natural fuels prescribed fire," ignited by Forest Service crews in the spring of 1994.