Sawtooth National Forest


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Sawtooth National Forest

Address:2647 Kimberly Rd E
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Phone:208-737-3200
Fax:208-737-3236
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r4/sawtooth
Size: 2,100,000 acres.
Location:South-central Idaho and northern Utah. Accessible by US 84, 75, and 21. Nearby cities/towns include Burley and Twin Falls.
Facilities:Visitor center, 50+ campgrounds, 12 group camps, picnic sites, boat ramps, trails, ski resort (concession operated), 4 winter sports areas, scenic drives, wildlife viewing sites with scopes.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Four mountain ranges; headwaters of five major rivers; 967 miles of streams; more than 1,000 lakes; 756,000-acre Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The forest's 217,000-acre Sawtooth Wilderness contains more than 50 major peaks over 10,000 feet and more than 300 lakes.

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After I burn what seems like a good part of the Sawtooth National Forest, it finally gets warm enough to work out there.
Then, in December, a 1,416-square-mile swath of Central Idaho became the 12th International Dark Sky Reserve, stretching from Ketchum and Sun Valley up to Stanley, through the Sawtooth National Forest. With its glacial valleys and 10,000-foot-plus peaks, the mountain range has resisted development, and much of the area is still without cell service or electricity.
"It's all hands on deck," said US Forest Service ranger Kurt Nelson, who works in the Sawtooth National Forest near the affluent resort of Sun Valley in central Idaho.
Biorefuge entities chosen for study on Sawtooth National Forest lands display persisting ecotonal transition conditions between temperate Ecoregion expressions (after Bailey, 1998).
It has charred some 101,000 acres (41,000 hectares) of parched sagebrush, grasslands and pine forests in the Sawtooth National Forest.
When Kate and Humphrey are tranquillised and relocated to Sawtooth National Forest in an effort to establish a new wolf population, the friends embark on an epic road trip to return home.
"This was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," says Bennett of her position with the Sawtooth National Forest. "The scope of the work will give me the skills I need to work anywhere in the country, in another forest or another agency." Her salary increased from $67,655 to more than $71,000.
After a June 18 story ran in the Wood River Journal about privately owned cabins on Sawtooth National Forest, one of which is owned by Willis, the actor's Valley Entertainment Group pulled all of its advertising from the local weekly publication.
Trading wheelchairs for horses in perhaps the ultimate "accessibility" offering, Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho features six prize-winning barrier-free horse mounting chutes, part of an accessibility "package" used by hundreds of wheelchair visitors each summer.
A Candidate Conservation Agreement was established between the Burley Ranger District of the Sawtooth National Forest (NF) and the U.S.