Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Plan Revision

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are revising their Forest Plan.  The current Nez Perce and Clearwater plans were written in 1987 and the Forests were administratively combined in 2013, resulting in the need for revison.  A proposed action for the new Forest Plan was released in July 2014.  

If you would like to review the proposed action, maps, assessments or other information please click on the links below.  If you have questions you may email them to the Forest Plan Revision inbox at            

Proposed Action and Alternative Development

The planning team for Forest Plan Revision is now in the process of reviewing public comments, documenting potential issues, and developing alternatives to the proposed action.  These alternatives, and further refinement of the proposed action, will appear in a 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

Proposed Action and Other Documentation

Participating in the Forest Plan Revision Process

Comment Guide

If you have been engaged in the process we encourage you to continue to stay involved!  For more information on how to comment see the Comment Guide

Youth Engagement

 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. 

Public Meetings

The Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests have conducted several public meetings (see the table below) to answer questions and solicit input to help develop and refine the proposed action. We also plan on scheduling additional working group meetings 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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Grangeville, ID

9 am to 2 pm, PT


 Forest Service Grangeville Office
104 Airport Road

For More Information

Zach Peterson
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Forest Planner 
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536


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