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Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
is located in the states of Idaho
Idaho
and Wyoming, with a small section in Utah
Utah
in the United States. The forest is broken into several separate sections and extends over 2.63 million acres (10,600 km2). To the east the forest borders Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park
and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Most of the forest is a part of the 20-million-acre (81,000 km2) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Contents

1 Description 2 Wilderness
Wilderness
areas 3 Counties

3.1 Caribou National Forest 3.2 Targhee National Forest

4 References 5 External links

Description[edit] Caribou and Targhee National Forests were combined from original forest lands created in 1891. Two designated wilderness areas are located in the easternmost sections of the forest, bordering on National Park lands. The 123,451-acre (500 km2) Jedediah Smith Wilderness
Wilderness
is adjacent to Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park
on the western slope of the Teton Range. Known for karst limestone formations, the wilderness has many caves and provides excellent views of the less often seen west face of the Teton peaks. The smaller 10,715-acre (43 km2) Winegar Hole Wilderness
Wilderness
borders Yellowstone National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, and was set aside primarily to protect prime grizzly bear habitat. While western sections of the forest have a mixture of sagebrush and grasses, the higher elevations in the east support lodgepole pine, and numerous species of spruce and fir. In addition to grizzlies most of the major megafauna associated with Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
can be found in Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Mammalian species of black bear, wolf, elk, moose, mule deer, bison, cougar, and pronghorn have all been seen by visitors on forest lands. An active peregrine falcon recovery program was begun to return this bird species to some of their ancestral range. Cutthroat trout, brook trout and pike are found in the streams and lakes and the forest is considered one of the best fishing areas in the world for cutthroat trout.

Minnetonka Cave
Cave
is one of only two caves administered by the U.S. Forest Service

Dozens of campgrounds and 1,600 miles (2,500 km) of trails allow access to much of the forest. There are two trails that access the high altitude Alaska Basin immediately west of the main Teton Range peaks and allow access to trails in Grand Teton National Park. Caribou National Forest, the smaller and more southerly of the two, is located in southeastern Idaho, western Wyoming, and northern Utah, and has a total area of 987,221 acres (399,514 ha). There are local ranger district offices located in Malad City, Montpelier, Pocatello, and Soda Springs in Idaho. The larger and more northerly Targhee National Forest is located in eastern Idaho
Idaho
and northwestern Wyoming, and has an area of 1,643,501 acres (665,101 ha).[2] There are local ranger district offices located in Ashton, Driggs, Dubois, and Island Park in Idaho. In Island Park is Big Springs (Idaho), a first-magnitude spring that is the source of the South Fork of Henrys Fork. Linkage of limited habitat, through ecological corridors, is the current, most favored, method of effectively restoring native wildlife communities. Many such corridors have been identified where wildlife conservation is a concern. The montane nature of the Caribou National Forest and its juxtaposition make it a very important, fragile and unique link between the northern and southern Rocky Mountains. If restoration of native species is to be achieved throughout the wildlands of the American West, the Caribou will play an important role. The combined Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
is managed by the Forest Service from offices in Idaho
Idaho
Falls, Idaho. Wilderness
Wilderness
areas[edit] There are two officially designated wilderness areas within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
that are part of the National Wilderness
Wilderness
Preservation System. Both lie just south of Yellowstone National Park, in the Targhee National Forest section.

Jedediah Smith Wilderness Winegar Hole Wilderness

Counties[edit] Counties are listed in descending order of forestland area, by forest. Caribou National Forest[edit]

Caribou County, Idaho Bonneville County, Idaho Bannock County, Idaho Bear Lake
Lake
County, Idaho Oneida County, Idaho Franklin County, Idaho Lincoln County, Wyoming Power County, Idaho Box Elder County, Utah Cache County, Utah

Targhee National Forest[edit]

Upper Mesa Falls, Fremont County, Targhee National Forest

Fremont County, Idaho Clark County, Idaho Teton County, Wyoming Bonneville County, Idaho Teton County, Idaho Lemhi County, Idaho Lincoln County, Wyoming Butte County, Idaho Madison County, Idaho Jefferson County, Idaho

References[edit]

^ "Land Areas of the National Forest System" (PDF). U.S. Forest Service. January 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.  ^ Table 6 - NFS Acreage by State, Congressional District and County - United States
United States
Forest Service - September 30, 2007

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

"Caribou National Forest-Montpelier Ranger District-Montpelier Watershed Analysis"[permanent dead link] "Lumber, Stone & Concrete", Administrative Facilities of the Caribou-Targhee National Forests, 1891-1955 "Caribou-Targhee National Forest". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 2006-07-08. 

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Protected areas of Utah

Federal

National Parks

Arches Bryce Canyon Canyonlands Capitol Reef Zion

NPS National Monuments

Cedar Breaks Dinosaur Hovenweep Natural Bridges Rainbow Bridge Timpanogos Cave

National Historic Site

Golden Spike

National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon

National Historic Trail

Mormon Pioneer

National Forests

Ashley Caribou-Targhee Dixie Fishlake Manti-La Sal Sawtooth Uinta-Wasatch-Cache

Forest Service areas

Desert Biosphere Reserve Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

National Wildlife Refuges

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Fish Springs Ouray

National Conservation Areas

Beaver Dam Wash Red Cliffs

BLM National Monuments

Bears Ears Grand Staircase-Escalante

U.S. Wilderness
Wilderness
Areas

Ashdown Gorge Beartrap Canyon Beaver Dam Mountains Black Ridge Canyons Blackridge Box-Death Hollow Canaan Mountain Cedar Mountain Cottonwood Canyon Cottonwood Forest Cougar Canyon Dark Canyon Deep Creek Deep Creek North Deseret Peak Doc's Pass Goose Creek High Uintas LaVerkin Creek Lone Peak Mount Naomi Mount Nebo Mount Olympus Mount Timpanogos Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Pine Valley Mountain Red Butte Red Mountains Slaughter Creek Taylor Creek Twin Peaks Wellsville Mountain Zion

State

State Parks Northern Region

Antelope Island Bear Lake Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn Deer Creek East Canyon Flight Park Great Salt Lake Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail Hyrum Jordan River OHV Park Jordanelle Red Fleet Rockport Starvation Steinaker Utah
Utah
Field House Utah
Utah
Lake Wasatch Mountain Willard Bay

State Parks Central Region

Fremont Indian Goblin Valley Green River Huntington Millsite Palisade Scofield Territorial Statehouse Yuba

State Parks Southern Region

Anasazi Coral Pink Sand Dunes Dead Horse Point Edge of the Cedars Escalante Petrified Forest Frontier Homestead Goosenecks Gunlock Kodachrome Basin Otter Creek Piute Quail Creek Sand Hollow Snow Canyon

Utah
Utah
State Parks and Recreation

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Protected areas of Wyoming

Federal

National Parks:

Grand Teton Yellowstone

National Monuments:

Devils Tower Fossil Butte

National Historic Sites:

Fort Laramie

National Historic Trails:

California Trail Mormon Trail Oregon Trail Pony Express

National Wildlife Refuges:

Bamforth Cokeville Meadows Hutton Lake Mortenson Lake Pathfinder Seedskadee National Elk Refuge Jackson National Fish Hatchery

National Recreation Areas:

Bighorn Canyon Flaming Gorge (USFS)

National Forests:

Ashley Bighorn Bridger-Teton Medicine Bow - Routt Shoshone Caribou-Targhee

National Grasslands:

Thunder Basin

Wilderness
Wilderness
Areas:

Absaroka-Beartooth Bridger Cloud Peak Encampment River Fitzpatrick Gros Ventre Huston Park Jedediah Smith North Absaroka Platte River Popo Agie Savage Run Teton Washakie Winegar Hole

State

State Parks:

Bear River Boysen Buffalo Bill Curt Gowdy Edness K. Wilkins Glendo Guernsey Hawk Springs Hot Springs Keyhole Seminoe Sinks Canyon

State Historical Sites:

Ames Monument Connor Battlefield Fort Bridger Fort Fetterman Fort Fred Steele Fort Phil Kearny Granger Stage Station Governors' Mansion Independence Rock Legend Rock Medicine Lodge Names Hill Oregon Trail
Trail
Ruts Piedmont Charcoal Kilns Point of Rocks Stage Station Register Cliff South Pass City Trail
Trail
End Pioneer Memorial Museum Territorial Park

County

County Parks:

Ayres Natural Bridge

Wyoming
Wyoming
Division of State Parks and Historic Sites (web)

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Protected areas of Idaho

Federal

National Parks

Yellowstone

National Historic Sites & Historical Parks

Minidoka NHS Nez Perce NHP

National Monuments

Craters of the Moon Hagerman Fossil Beds

National Forests

Bitterroot Boise Caribou-Targhee Clearwater Coeur d'Alene Idaho
Idaho
Panhandle Kaniksu Kootenai Nez Perce Payette Salmon-Challis Sawtooth St. Joe Wallowa–Whitman Wasatch-Cache

National Grasslands

Curlew

National Recreation Areas

Hells Canyon Sawtooth

National Wildlife Refuges

Bear Lake Camas Deer Flat Grays Lake Kootenai Minidoka Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area

National Conservation Areas

Snake River Birds of Prey

Wilderness
Wilderness
Areas

Big Jacks Creek Bruneau–Jarbidge Rivers Craters of the Moon Frank Church–River of No Return Gospel Hump Hells Canyon Hemingway–Boulders Jim McClure–Jerry Peak Little Jacks Creek North Fork Owyhee Owyhee River Pole Creek Sawtooth Selway-Bitterroot Cecil D. Andrus–White Clouds

State

State Parks

Bear Lake Bruneau Dunes Castle Rocks City of Rocks Coeur d'Alene Parkway Dworshak Eagle Island Farragut Harriman Hells Gate Henrys Lake Heyburn Lake
Lake
Cascade Lake
Lake
Walcott Land of the Yankee Fork Lucky Peak Massacre Rocks McCroskey Old Mission Ponderosa Priest Lake Round Lake Thousand Springs Three Island Crossing Trail
Trail
of the Coeur d'Alenes Winchester Lake

Wildlife Management Areas

Big Cottonwood Billingsley Creek Blackfoot River Boise River Boundary Creek Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh Carey Lake Cartier Slough Cecil D. Andrus C.J. Strike Coeur d'Alene River Craig Mountain Deer Parks Farragut Fort Boise Georgetown Summit Hagerman Market Lake McArthur Lake Montour Montpelier Mud Lake Niagara Springs Payette River Pend Oreille Portneuf Red River St. Maries Sand Creek Snow Peak Sterling Tex Creek

Other

Central Idaho
Idaho
Dark Sky Reserve

Idaho
Idaho
Department of Parks & Recreation (website)

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National Forests of the United States

Allegheny Angeles Angelina Apache-Sitgreaves Apalachicola Arapaho Ashley Beaverhead-Deerlodge Bienville Bighorn Bitterroot Black Hills Boise Bridger-Teton Caribou-Targhee Carson Chattahoochee-Oconee Chequamegon-Nicolet Cherokee Chippewa Choctawhatchee Chugach Cibola Clearwater Cleveland Coeur d'Alene Coconino Colville Conecuh Coronado Croatan Custer Daniel Boone Davy Crockett De Soto Delta Deschutes Dixie Eldorado Finger Lakes Fishlake Flathead Francis Marion Fremont–Winema Gallatin George Washington and Jefferson Gifford Pinchot Gila Grand Mesa Green Mountain Gunnison Helena Hiawatha Holly Springs Homochitto Hoosier Humboldt-Toiyabe Huron-Manistee Idaho
Idaho
Panhandle Inyo Kaibab Kaniksu Kisatchie Klamath Kootenai Lake
Lake
Tahoe Basin Lassen Lewis and Clark Lincoln Lolo Los Padres Malheur Manti-La Sal Mark Twain Medicine Bow – Routt Mendocino Modoc Monongahela Mount Baker-Snoqualmie Mount Hood Nantahala Nebraska Nez Perce Ocala Osceola Ochoco Okanogan Olympic Ottawa Ouachita Ozark-St. Francis Payette Pike Pisgah Plumas Prescott Rio Grande Rogue River-Siskiyou Roosevelt San Bernardino San Isabel San Juan Sabine Salmon-Challis Sam Houston Samuel R. McKelvie Santa Fe Sawtooth Sequoia Shasta-Trinity Shawnee Shoshone Sierra Siuslaw Six Rivers St. Joe Stanislaus Sumter Superior Tahoe Tombigbee Tongass Tonto Talladega Tuskegee Uinta Umatilla Umpqua Uncompahgre Uwharrie Wallowa–Whitman Wasatch-Cache Wayne Wenatchee White Mountain White River Willamette William B. Bankhead

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