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Travel back in time on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests!

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has installed the first digital kiosks, known as Electronic Tour Sites, associated with the forests’ new Historic Routes Project. This initiative highlights the significant history and recreational opportunities available on three historic routes on the forests - the Lolo Motorway, Elk City Wagon Road, and Magruder Corridor. At these kiosks, forest visitors combine modern technology with backcountry experiences to enhance their visit to the forest and learn more about these historic places. Click here to learn more!

Hemlock Looper

Recently, you may have noticed reddish needles on trees on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and elsewhere in north Idaho. This defoliation is due to a hemlock looper outbreak. Forest Service employees working in silviculture and forest health are monitoring the looper outbreak and studying impact to trees on the Nez Perce-Clearwater and other public lands in the region to decide what management actions are most appropriate. Click here to learn more.

Download the Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs Mobile App

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is excited to announce the release of a free mobile app, available on smartphones and online, where visitors can learn more about the forest and some of its most interesting places. Downloading the app is easy: simply search for “Nez Perce Clearwater” in your device’s app store. It is free to download and available for both iOS and Android.

Living With Fire - A Guide for Homeowners

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.

2015 Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs Newsletter

"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.

Nez Perce Travel Management - What is changing for Forest Visitors?

Cheryl Probert, Forest Supervisor for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for the Designated Routes and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use (DRAMVU) project.   The DRAMVU project designates roads and trails open for motorized travel on the Nez Perce side of the Forests, in north central Idaho.

CBYCC 2015 Video

Announcing the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corp video for 2015 - enjoy!

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 - Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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

Highway 12 Corridor Study

The Highway 12 Corridor Report entitled Values of the Middle Fork Clearwater and Lochsa River Corridor Potentially Affected by Certain Over-Legal Truck Traffic, dated March 2015, may be viewed and downloaded from links provided on this site. 

Clearwater Basin YCC 2014 Season

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.

Nez Perce Tribe is Recipient of

The Rise to the Future Award is the highest national recognition of aquatic accomplishment that the Forest Service bestows.  This year’s winner of the “Tribal Accomplishment” category is the Nez Perce Tribe’s Department of Fisheries Resource Management.

Trail Conditions Report

This report provides information on trails that have been cleared by Forest Service personnel, contractors, partners and/or volunteers.

2017 Year in Review

The Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forests got a lot of work done in 2017 to foster sustainable, productive use of National Forest System lands; contribute to rural economics, increase efficiencies in our projects, foster relationships with our partners and communities, and help visitors use and enjoy their public lands. Check out this newsletter for a snapshot of some of the work completed last year, and what's to come in 2018!

Work for Nature on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests!

Are you interested in a natural resources career? The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is hiring a variety of positions across the forest. Click here to learn more about available temporary and permanent jobs, and how to apply!

Just a Little Extra Effort Can Reduce Potential for Wildfire

Planning a visit to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests? You can help reduce the potential for accidental wildfires with just a little extra effort. During the current extremely dry conditions on the forest, even the tiniest spark can cause a catastrophe. Following a few simple steps can make all the difference for you and for everyone else. Click here to read more!

Upcoming Job Opportunities for Wildland Firefighters

Are you looking for a career as a Wildland Firefighter? The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be accepting applications for both temporary and permanent wildland firefighter positions from August 1 through October 15. All applications will be accepted on USAJobs.com.

Celebrate Wild and Scenic Rivers during Lochsa Madness

Every year, Memorial Day Weekend draws a crowd of people to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests for Lochsa Madness - a weekend of river adventure as whitewater enthusiasts take advantage of spring runoff and wild water on the Lochsa River. This year, the celebration will be bigger and better than ever, with events all weekend long celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Apply for 2018 CBYCC Crews!

Looking for a summer job working outdoors with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and other partners? The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) is hiring for the 2018 Season! Click here to find out more information and how to apply!

Apply for 2018 Summer Seasonal Jobs!

Summer jobs in U.S. Forest Service Region 1 (North Idaho, Montana, and the Dakota Prairie Grasslands) will be advertised starting January 31, 2018!



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