U.S. Forest Service Mulls Closure of Island Park Office


The Idaho Falls Post-Register reports the U.S. Forest Service is considering selling the Island Park District Office.

According to Assistant Forest Engineer Steve Jenkins, the office is used by the public to pick up firewood and Christmas tree permits for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, but staff feel those services could be consolidated at another location.

The forest's headquarters are in Idaho Falls, and district offices are in Ashton, Driggs, Dubois, Island Park, Montpelier, Pocatello and Soda Springs. The public is invited to comment on the proposal through Friday, Jan. 11.