St. Joe National Forest
|St. Joe National Forest|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
St. Joe River in St. Joe National Forest
|Location||Idaho, United States|
|Nearest city||Coeur d'Alene, ID|
|Area||867,882 acres (3,512.19 km2)|
|Established||July 1, 1908|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
|Website||Idaho Panhandle National Forests|
The St. Joe National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the Idaho panhandle and is one of three forests that are aggregated into the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (the other two are the Coeur d'Alene and Kaniksu National Forests). In descending order of land area St. Joe National Forest is located in parts of Shoshone, Latah, Clearwater, and Benewah counties. It has a total area of 867,882 acres (3,512 km2).
St. Joe is home to a numerous variety of mammalian species including white-tailed deer, mule deer, raccoon, elk, moose, black bear, grizzly bear, coyote, skunk, timber wolf, cougar, marten, beaver, bobcat, river otter, mink, and wolverine. Bird species include wild turkey, grouse, ravens, blue jays, bald eagle, osprey, golden eagle, California quails, and numerous types of owls.
- Table 6 – NFS Acreage by State, Congressional District and County – United States Forest Service – September 30, 2007
- Media related to Idaho Panhandle National Forests at Wikimedia Commons
- St. Joe Ranger District - Idaho Panhandle National Forests
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