Seven Devils Mountains in Hells Canyon (Steve Armstrong)
About the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests, Idaho
Welcome to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests - 4.0 million acres of beautiful and diverse land, located in North Central Idaho. From the dry, rugged canyons of the Salmon River to the moist cedar forests of the Selway drainage to the rolling uplands of the Palouse, the forest offers something for everyone.
This vast, diverse area is managed to provide a variety of goods and services including breathtaking scenery, wilderness, wildlife, fisheries, timber harvest, livestock grazing, mining, pristine water quality and a wide array of recreation opportunities.
The Forests are best known for their wild character. Nearly half of the Forests are designated wilderness. They also sport three rivers popular with thrill-seeking floaters—the Selway, the Lochsa and the Salmon.
The Northern Rockies is an area where fire has always played a prominent role in the natural environment. Within this natural fire environment, there are individual houses, subdivisions, and entire communities. Many homes, however, would be unable to survive an intense wildfire. The "Living With Fire" guide was developed specifically for homeowners in these areas to help them improve the survivability of their homes.
"Hello! As 2016 is in full swing, I hope you'll take this time with me to look back at some of the accomplishments and activities that have gone on in our area over the past year," shares Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert.