Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Plan Revision

The planning team for Forest Plan Revison is now in the process of reviewing public comments and documenting potential issues.  The team will use these issues to develop alternatives to the proposed action.  These alternatives, and further refinement of the proposed action, will appear in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).       

The full text of the proposed action can be found at this link. If you would like a hard copy mailed to your home or business, please either call 208-983-2513 or email with your mailing address information. Hard copies are available to pick up at district offices across the Forest.

Links to large scale color maps, the 2014 Assessment, the list of potential species of conservation concern, and collaborative effort information to date can be found below.

To view all public scoping comments received to date, please visit the  CARA reading room

Youth engagement strategy paper by University of Idaho Student Caitlin Mcgraw:  Developing and Implementing a Youth Engagement Strategy for the Nez Perce -Clearwater National Forest Management Plan Revision.

Youth Engagement Strategy

Proposed Action, Revision Timeline, and Other Documentation

Participating in the Forest Plan Revision Process

If you have been engaged in the process we encourage you to continue to stay involved! If you have not yet joined us in this collaborative process and are interested in how the Forests will be managed into the future, we invite you to get engaged!

We would like to invite you to public meetings (see the table below) we have scheduled to answer your questions and to solicit your input for the refining the proposed action, including identifying issues related to the proposed action and identifying possible alternatives. However, please check the Forest Web page or contact us as summer progresses for updates. We also plan on scheduling additional collaborative working group meetings later this summer or early fall as our revision efforts continue so watch for that information on the Forest web page and in the newspapers.

Date Community Time Location
July 22, 2014
Orofino, ID 6 to 8 pm, PT North Fork Ranger District
12730 Highway 12
July 24, 2014
Grangeville, ID 6 to 8 pm, PT Forest Service Grangeville Office
104 Airport Road
July 28, 2014
Lewiston, ID 6 to 8 pm, PT Idaho Department of Fish and Game Lewiston Office
3316 16th Street
July 30, 2014
Moscow, ID 6 to 8 pm, PT The 1912 Center
412 East Third St.
August 4, 2014
Lolo, MT 6 to 8 pm, MT Lolo Middle School
11395 Us Hwy 93 S

For More Information

Joyce Thompson
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Forest Planning & Public affairs Officer 
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536


Key Contacts

Planning Staff Officer
Joyce Thompson
Office: 208-935-4273
Fax: 208-935-4275

Forest Planner
Zach Peterson
Office: 208-935-4239
Fax: 208-935-4275

Jennie Fischer
Phone: (208) 983-4048
Fax: (208) 983-4099

Mike Ward
Phone: (208) 926-6413
Fax: (208) 926-6450  

RFA Coordinator
Diana Jones
Phone: (208) 476-8239
Fax: (208) 476-8329