Wildlife Watching

Clear Lake

Clear Lake, the "lake born of fire", is the headwaters of the McKenzie River and was formed 3000 years ago when lava from Sand Mountain reached the river and backed up water to form the lake. The original forest that had lined the river banks was submerged. Remnants of some ...

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest contains 1,372,000 acres and includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument established by congress in 1982. It is one of the oldest National Forests in the United States. Included as part of the Pacific Forest Reserve ...

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Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest is located in the north central highlands of West Virginia, the Monongahela straddles the highest ridges in the State. Elevation ranges from just under 1000' to 4863' above sea level. Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse National ...

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Mark Twain National Forest

Located in southern Missouri, lies the Mark Twain National Forest. The Forest lies mostly within the Ozark Plateau dotted with remnant hills from this country's oldest mountains, the Ozarks. It is the only National Forest in the State, encompassing 1,487,009 ...

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Inyo National Forest

Located in California's beautiful Eastern Sierra and extending 165 miles along the California/Nevada border between Los Angeles and Reno, the Inyo National Forest offers clean air, crystal blue skies, mountain lakes and streams, challenging trails, high mountain peaks, and beautiful views. With over two million acres, the Inyo National ...

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Black Hills National Forest

The name "Black Hills" comes from the Lakota words Paha Sapa, which mean "hills that are black." Seen from a distance, these pine-covered hills, which rise several thousand feet above the surrounding prairie, appear black. The Black Hills are in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, covering an area ...

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Boise National Forest

The Boise National Forest includes about 2,612,000 acres of forest land located north and east of the city of Boise. Most of the land is an evergreen forest that includes pure or mixed stands of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine and subalpine fir. Elevations range from ...

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Caribou National Forest and Curlew National Grassland

The Caribou National Forest was created in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Forest now covers more than 1 million acres in southeast Idaho, with small portions in Utah and Wyoming. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest boasts rugged mountains, fertile valleys, rivers, varied wildlife, campgrounds, wilderness, adventure, solitude and scenery ...

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Payette National Forest

The Payette National Forest covers much of west-central Idaho, and is virtually surrounded by other national forests and BLM-managed lands. It is bordered on the north by the Salmon River, on the west by the Snake River, on the east by the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and ...

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Targhee National Forest

The Targhee National Forest is located in eastern Idaho and northwestern Wyoming, and has an area of 1,643,501 acres. Caribou and Targhee National Forests were combined from original forest lands created in 1891. There are local ranger district offices located in Ashton, Driggs, Dubois, and Island Park in ...

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