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

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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.

Clearwater Basin YCC 2014 Season

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Join us for a review of the Youth Conservation Corps. Program of 2014, a partnership between the Clearwater Basin Collaborative, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, the Idaho Department of Labor, and the Clearwater Resource Conservation & Development Council.

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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!