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.

See other parks in Idaho.
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He had seen some crazy things in his time as Cascade Ranger District wildlife biologist for the Boise National Forest, but a call about an owl in a campground toilet was a new one.
One notable example is the 188,400-acre Pioneer Fire in the Boise National Forest that continues to burn and has been named one of the (http://www.
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.
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Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ogden, Utah, will put some of the recent fires into perspective with their presentation "Effects of uncharacteristically large and intense wildfires on na tive fish: 14 years of observations on 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.
They also supported federal firefighting efforts last month in the Boise National Forest.
Firefighters have gained 20 percent containment on two wildfires burning 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.