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Eastern Idaho | Idaho Falls District

Lewis and Clark Traillimber pine in twilight, Challis Field Office

In the Spotlight

Challis Natural Resource DayLocal students have learned to love the outdoors more after participating in a natural resource day at Challis Elementary School. The BLM in Challis joined the U.S. Forest Service - Salmon-Challis National Forest to host this annual event designed to introduce students to a range of natural resource concepts in an exciting way. About 160 eager first to sixth grade students visited stations to learn about geology and aquatic bugs alongside experts from BLM in Challis and the U.S. Forest Service including BLM fisheries biologist Ryan Beatty, BLM natural resource specialist Kasey Hill, BLM geologist Ken Gardner and U.S. Forest Service geologist Piper Goessel.

Upper Snake Field Office Seeds for Success to Restore Sagebrush Habitat

BLM Opening Motorized Trails in Pocatello: Chinese Peak – Blackrock Trail System to Open April 15

Agencies Announce Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the East Smoky Panel Mine Project at Smoky Canyon Mine, Pocatello Field Office

Smoky Canyon Mine Panels F&G Modifications Final Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review, Pocatello Field Office

Final EIS Available for Thompson Creek Proposed Mine Expansion, Challis Field Office

Record of Decision withdrawn for Predator Derby Special Recreation Permit

Egin-Hamer Area closure still in effect, as well as travel restrictions at Tex Creek and Sand Creek WMAs. Deer and elk are moving into a critical phase as they exit winter and prepare to give birth to their young. Any unnecessary disturbances could cause them to deplete vital stored resources and impact reproduction. Learn more. Egin-Hamer Winter Closure (St. Anthony Sand Dunes) - Map 1 | Map 2

Stinking Springs closed to all motorized vehicles and human entry through May 1, 2015 | MAP

Big Southern Butte now open for season

Pocatello seasonal closures in effect for motorized travel in Pocatello, Bear Lake and Soda Springs areas, specifically the Blackrock/Chinese Peak, Pocatello West Bench, Soda Springs Hills and Cooley Canyon areas.

Egin Lakes Campground at St. Anthony Sand Dunes is closed for the season and is scheduled to reopen mid-April 2015.

Kelly Island Campground closed for season

Areas west of Menan Butte closed to target-shooting and full-sized vehicles

map of Idaho, Idaho Falls District (east) shaded



Idaho Falls District Office includes: Challis Field Office, Salmon Field Office, Pocatello Field Office and Upper Snake Field Office. The Eastern Idaho Visitor Information Center in Idaho Falls is partly managed by BLM.


Challis Field Office

Travel Management Maps:
North | South


Salmon Field Office

Travel Management Map: North Salmon


Pocatello Field Office

Travel Management Maps:
Curlew/Deep Creeks | Bear Lake | Soda Hills | Chinese Peak-Blackrock


Upper Snake Field Office


South Fork of Snake River


Forest Products in Eastern Idaho: Purchase permits for firewood, poles/posts and trees.