The Nez Perce National Forest is located in the northern center of Idaho.
Where is this Forest?



Each National Forest and Grassland is governed by a Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) in accordance with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA). The Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests each have a forest plan providing comprehensive management direction for resources on the National Forest System lands. This includes desired conditions, standards, and guidelines for management, protection, and use of the Forests. Monitoring conditions on the Forests ensures projects are done in accordance with plan direction and identify conditions that might require a change in the Forest Plans.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests' Plan Revision

The current forest plans were signed in 1987. Since that time, much has changed regarding resource management of the National Forests and we are currently in the process of revising the forest plans under the direction of the 2012 Planning Rule to incorporate changed conditions, best available science, and new public issues.

Please select this link for more information about the forest plan revision process, the ongoing collaborative effort, and how you can get involved.

Current Forest Management

1987 Forest Plans

Forest Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Reports

At the time the 1987 Forest Plans were signed, a commitment was made to monitor and evaluate how well the plans were being implemented.  A commitment was also made to consider modification to the Forest Plans using amendments based on the monitoring and evaluation findings.  The Monitoring and Evaluation Reports that were completed for each forest are located at the links below.

Clearwater National Forest

Nez Perce National Forest 

Other Plans and Area Analyses

These plans provide overarching guidance to specific projects and they tier to the forest plan. They are usually resource or area specific.

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

Final Selway-Middle Fork Clearwater (CFLRP) Proposal

Landscape Assessments

Selway-Middle Fork Clearwater River Subbasin Assessment - Volume 1 - Narrative

Selway-Middle Fork Clearwater River Subbasin Assessment - Appendices

Selway-Middle Fork Clearwater River Subbasin Assessment - Volume 2 - Maps

South Fork Clearwater River Landscape Assessment (LA) Summary

Vol. I - South Fork Clearwater River LA Narrative 

Vol. II - South Fork Clearwater River LA Maps

Ecosystem Analysis at the Watershed Scale (EAWS)

Newsome Creek EAWS Narrative

Newsome Creek EAWS Maps

Red River EAWS Narrative

Red River EAWS Maps

Slate Creek EAWS Narrative

Slate Creek Appendices

Slate Creek EAWS Maps

Lochsa Corridor EAWS Narrative 

Lochsa Corridor EAWS Maps 

 Recreation Analysis

Recreation Facility Analysis (RFA)

Campground and Cabin Rental Fee Increase Proposal


A New Era of Forest Planning with a Collaborative Emphasis

As described in the CEQ publication, Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners,  public involvement can span a spectrum that includes informing, involving, consulting and collaborating with the public. The 2012 Planning Rule emphasizes the importance of active public engagement and the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are leading a robust, transparent collaborative forest plan revision effort to encourage public participation. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved!


Key Contacts

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