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Keep the Bridger-Teton National Forest amazing.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest is bigger than Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks combined, and home to some of the wildest landscapes in the Lower 48. It has 3 Wilderness areas and more than 2,500 miles of trails, and contains the headwaters of the Green and Snake Rivers. People recreate, recharge, and find refuge on the BTNF. If you haven't, please explore the forest, whether by skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, or collecting firewood. Humans aren't the only users of the BTNF, though: 74 species of mammals, 355 species of birds, six species of reptiles, and 25 species of fish live within its borders.
Miles of Trails
For hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
The BTNF's ranking in area among the U.S.'s 154 national forests.
The Gros Ventre, Bridger, and Teton Wilderness areas are within the BTNF. "Wilderness" is the most protective designation given to any public land in the U.S.
We're a little biased, but we think national forests are even more amazing than national parks. Why?
- National forests are more accessible; there’s no entrance fee for the BTNF. (There’s not even an entrance station!)
- National forests are often less crowded than national parks.
- National forests are bigger than national parks; the U.S.’s 154 national forests total 193 million acres, bigger than every state but Alaska. 424 national park sites total 84 million acres. #nationalforestsforthewin
The USDA Forest Service manages all national forests (not the National Park Service or Department of the Interior).
La naturaleza es para todas.
- Los bosques nacionales son más accesibles; no hay cuota de entrada para el BTNF? (¡Ni siquiera hay una estación de entrada!)
- Los bosques nacionales suelen estar menos poblados que los parques nacionales.
- Los bosques nacionales son más grandes que los parques nacionales; Los 154 bosques nacionales de EE. UU. suman 193 millones de acres, más grandes que todos los estados excepto Alaska. 424 sitios de parques nacionales suman 84 millones de acres. #bosquesnacionalesparaganar
El Servicio Forestal del USDA administra todos los bosques nacionales (no el Servicio de Parques Nacionales ni el Departamento del Interior).
Estos videos explicá ¿cómo prevenir accidentes? ¿Cómo dejar un lugar mejor de como lo encontraste? ¿Qué encargar para una caminata? ¿Y cómo protegerse de y cohabitar con osos?
Meet Our Ambassadors
Ambassadors are liaisons in the field to act in the best interest of you, wildlife, and the land you share. Just like our beloved sagebrush, they are fundamental to our Friends of the Bridger-Teton ecosystem.Read More
See you soon at one of our upcoming events!
See you soon at one of our upcoming events!
Thanks for being a friend.
We still have our work cut out for us. But with friends like you, dozens of incredible non-profit partners, and a shoulder-to-shoulder partnership with the Bridger- Teton National Forest, we're optimistic about what we can do together.
As recreational use of our public lands continues to increase and diversify, recreating responsibly is more critical than ever.
Responsible Recreation Field Guides
Use these resources to stay safe, informed, and help protect the BTNF by recreating responsibly.
A guide to sleeping under the stars in developed campgrounds, dispersed camping areas, or the backcountry of the BTNF. The opportunities to camp in the Bridger-Teton are almost limitless and...
Leave No Trace
Although the Leave No Trace nonprofit organization was incorporated in 1994, the ideas it promotes—care, responsibility, and stewardship for the outdoors—are not new. Many Native American and Indigenous cultures...
Snowmobiling? Backcountry skiing? Hiking? Hunting? However you plan on using the BTNF, our activity-specific field guides can help you #recreateresponsibly. To Recreate Responsibly is to: Know Before You Go—Know what...
See animals as wild as the landscape. The BTNF is an instrumental part of the 15+ million Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. You might have heard or read that the GYE is...
Sport shooting and hunting are welcomed on the BTNF. Hunting The Wyoming Department of Game & Fish manages hunting and fishing opportunities across the state, including on the BTNF,...