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About the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests, Idaho

Welcome to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests - 4.0 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 forest 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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Download the Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs Mobile App

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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

Cover photo depicts a country road with vehicle headed towards a wildfire.

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.


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Spotlights

Every Kid in a Park

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Fourth graders and their families can visit over 2,000 federal lands and waters for FREE through the Every Kid in a Park program! Click here to learn more!

2019 NPClwNFs Memorial Scholarships

Jarett Nuxoll poses with Christine Bradbury, USFS during his 2019 NezClear Scholarship presentation

Click here to learn more about the recipients of the 2019 Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Memorial Scholarship!

 




Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50th Anniversary

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2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Visit this page to learn more about the Act and ways you can celebrate this special anniversary!

Local Forest Service Programs Recognized at Regional Awards Ceremony

2017 Regional Forester Honor Awards Ceremony

Employees from two programs on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests were presented with 2017 Regional Forester Honor Awards.



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