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Forest Service to sell maps, permits at North Idaho Fair

PUBLIC LANDS -- Visitors to the North Idaho Fair, which opens Wednesday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, will enjoy one-stop shopping for national forest items such as maps and permits.

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ booth, located in Building 1, will sell the following items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday:

  • Visitor maps providing recreation information for the Coeur d’Alene, St. Joe, and Kaniksu National Forests ($10 each)
  • Personal firewood permits, allowing individuals to gather firewood from National Forest System lands ($5/cord with a $20/4 cord minimum)
  • Interagency Senior Recreation Passes, providing lifetime entry to federal sites ($10)

In addition, copies of the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) for all districts on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests will be available free of charge. These MVUMs display the National Forest System roads, trails and areas designated for public motor vehicle use. The maps also display the types of vehicles allowed on each route, and any seasonal restrictions that apply, but do not display the same recreation site information provided by the visitor maps.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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