Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests - 4 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 Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests 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 Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is best known for its wild character. Nearly half of the forest is designated Wilderness. They also sport three rivers popular with thrill-seeking floaters—the Selway, the Lochsa and the Salmon.
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Expect delays on Forest Service roads near Syringa during culvert replacement
Release Date: Jul 1, 2022
Celebrate Independence Day on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Release Date: Jun 28, 2022
Traditional Place Name and Camas in Bloom ceremony scheduled for Saturday at Lolo Pass
Release Date: Jun 23, 2022
Forest Road #250 repaired, now open following washout
Release Date: Jun 23, 2022
Construction on the new Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor's Office is now complete! Click here to learn more about the innovative new facility in Kamiah, Idaho.
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests' Historic Routes Project is a unique and exciting initiative that 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. Click here to learn more!
Coeur d'Alene Salamander Surveys
Ecosystems staff recently visited Elk Creek Falls to survey for Coeur d’Alene salamanders. Click here to read the full story!
Lochsa River Corridor GAOA Work - Summer 2021
Click here to read about Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) projects conducted on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in Summer 2021!
Taking a Moment to Remember: Anne Veseth Memorial Hike
Every year, employees on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests take time to remember Anne Veseth, a firefighter that was lost on the forest's Steep Corner fire on August 12, 2012.
Forest Service partners with Fish & Game to improve hunter and angler access
An expanding partnership with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game & the Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs is increasing hunter and angler access on National Forest lands in north-central Idaho.