The Nez Perce National Forest is located in the northern center of Idaho.
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Glorious fall foliage along the Boulder Creek Trail in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

Fall foliage in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness along the Boulder Creek Trail

Photo credit: Jonathan Cooper


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.

Recent News


Roads Analysis Process

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests seek input to help shape their Roads Analysis.  Public comments through the online mapping tool are due August 31, 2015.

Fire Information

Looking for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Information, area closures and restrictions, InciWeb, Interagency Dispatch Center, etc?  This is the place!

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Clearwater Basic Collaborative group receives Abraham Lincoln Honor Award

Members of the Clearwater Basin Collaborative Committee

The Clearwater Basin Collaborative (CBC) group was recently recognized with the Abraham Lincoln External Partnership Honor Award.

CBC-YCC Recipient of Outstanding Project Award

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 Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps recognized by Idaho Resource and Development Association.


Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project Benefits Land and People

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Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests CFLRP Five-Year Accomplishment Report

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Visitor Guide

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Check out the Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forests Visitor Guide!