Idaho has 21.5 million acres of forest land from the Canadian border to the Great Basin. Elevations range from less than 1,000 feet along the Clearwater River valley to over 11,000 feet in the Sawtooth Range.
FOREST FACT: 40% of Idaho is covered in trees.
FOREST FACT: 89.6 percent of the land in Idaho that was covered by forest in 1630 is still forest land today.
Rankings based on acres:
Idaho ranks 10th in forestland
Idaho ranks 12th in timberland
Idaho ranks 5th in terms of Wilderness
FOREST FACT: Forests cover 85,557 square miles – about 21.5 million acres. That’s larger than the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island combined!