Boise and Payette National Forests

The Boise and Payette National Forests in Idaho are home to diverse landscapes — from alpine meadows and mountain peaks to desert sagebrush plains and river canyons.

The Boise National Forest and Payette National Forest are extremely diverse wildlands that contain meadows, mountains, desert plains and river canyons.

We work with diverse partners to restore degraded habitat and form a connected, healthy landscape. We also work to create forest restoration jobs for local citizens.

Why Boise and Payette National Forests

Spanning nearly five million acres across some of Idaho's most diverse landscapes, these forests encompass desert grasslands, high elevation conifer forests and alpine peaks. 

Work we are doing

The Wilderness Society is leading two collaborative forest restoration efforts in central Idaho’s Payette and Boise National Forests.  

Our partners

We are one of many partners working to protect, restore and connect the lands and wildlife of these forests while creating local jobs.

  • Every year, a coalition of conservation and environmental groups produce a report to help Congress as it debates the federal budget for the year. This report, has typically been to referred to as the "Green Budget." This year, it is titled "Green Investments," and it illustrates the importance of reinvesting in conservation and natural resources programs for Fiscal Year 2015 by looking at some of the effects of recent budget cuts. 

  • The Honorable Doc Hastings, Chairman
    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
    1324 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member
    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
    1324 Longworth House Building
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    Dear Chairman Hastings, Ranking Member DeFazio and Members of the Committee:
     
  • These comments were submitted by The Wilderness Society and our partners on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express Transmission Line. The proposed TransWest Express Transmission Project would deliver renewable energy produced in Wyoming to the Desert Southwest region, and would traverse Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada along its 725-mile route.