Working Together

Taking care of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests requires efforts of dedicated employees, partners and volunteers who contribute greatly to the successful management of forest resources. Without great partnerships, some of our work would be difficult to complete. 

Our partners include a number of federal agencies, tribes, state agencies, communities, conservation organizations, user groups, environmental organizations, non-profit organizations, universities, local school districts, public entities, and private citizens. Their assistance is provided through a number of avenues including various grants, partnerships, and volunteer efforts. 

If you want to make a difference in the care of your public lands, click on one of the links in the left column for further information on how to work together for the greater good! 


North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee

Resource Advisory Committees are authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and operate in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of Resource Advisory Committees is to improve collaborative relationships and provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.


Clearwater Basin Collaborative

For more than five years the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have had the privilege of working with the Clearwater Basin Collaborative (CBC), a nationally-renowned group that is recognized for its ability to bring diverse interests together to address natural resource issues in the Clearwater Basin.

The Collaborative was born out of conflict.  After a decade of direct action protests, appeals, and litigation, individuals began talking about a better way of doing business.  Those discussions broadened and culminated when Idaho Senator Mike Crapo formally convened the CBC on May 30, 2008.

The Collaborative is comprised of 22 individuals representing business development, conservation, motorized recreation, sportsmen and women, woods products, and general citizen interests.  Additionally, representatives from county, state and tribal governments sit at the table.

The purpose of the CBC is to provide recommendations for actions concerning the use and management of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests within the Clearwater Basin in Idaho.  The Collaborative’s vision is to enhance and protect the ecological and economic health of forests, rivers and communities within the Clearwater Basin by working collaboratively across a diversity of interests.