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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The Forest Service is taking the risks presented by COVID-19 seriously and is following USDA and CDC public health guidance as we continue to offer services to the public. Please click here for information about visiting the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests during the pandemic.
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!
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.
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.
New Forest Supervisor's Office in Kamiah - Construction Updates
Check this page for periodic updates on construction of the new Forest Service building in Kamiah, now under construction!