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The Salmon River is one of the wildest and cleanest rivers in the world. To keep it that way, all river users are required to carry out human waste (feces) in portable toilets that can be dumped and cleaned at approved disposal facilities. To provide a user friendly and sanitary way to dispo…

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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are honored to host the Smokey Bear Historic Portrait Tour exhibit at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center from Sept. 16 through Sept. 29. The exhibit will be open for public viewing during regular business hours, daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m, Pacific Ti…

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The Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA) responded to one human caused fire in Cedar Canyon during the previous week.

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The Clearwater-Potlatch Timber (C-PTPA) responded to two wildfires in the previous week. Both fires were in the Headquarters’ portion of our district and were stopped at a tenth of an acre each.

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Be Outside Idaho, a program to connect Idaho’s youth to the outdoors, announces the opening of their 2019-2020 grant application period. Applications will be accepted for projects that support the organization’s mission to “To connect children with nature in Idaho, from backyards to mountaintops.”

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The Lochsa-Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has initiated a scoping period for the Pete King Wildlife Restoration project, effective Sept. 6. At this time, members of the public are invited to submit comments related to the project’s Proposed Action. The sc…

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The work ethic, experience, diligence and ingenuity of our nation’s veterans lend well too many civilian professions. Some veterans choose to apply their skills to farming and ranching following their military service, and certain federal programs provide tools for former service members tra…

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With Labor Day weekend behind us, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Dworshak Dam and Reservoir would like to inform the public of fall recreation facility changes.

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KAMIAH, Idaho – Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests visitors should be prepared to encounter heavy truck traffic and experience delays on Forest Service roads near Powell during roadwork associated with the North Side Powell forest health improvement project.

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Prescribed fire is an important tool for both the forestry and agricultural communities. Fire benefits the ecosystem by decreasing or slowing diseases, stimulating growth, and reducing the potential for catastrophic wildfires. Prescribed burning only occurs when it is allowed by fire protect…

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The Idaho Forest Products Commission today announced that it has hired senior communications professional Jennifer Okerlund as its new director to replace founding director Betty Munis, who is retiring after 27 years.

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Visitors to the Palouse Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should be aware of an upcoming temporary closure on a portion of Forest Service road #447 (Palouse River Road).

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The C-PTPA responded to a wildfire on Saturday, Aug. 24 off of the Viewpoint Road above Ahsahka. Quick initial attack, including 4 helicopters, held the fire to 4.1 acres in steep terrain and flashy fuels.

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Travelers on the Santiam–Sourdough Road (Forest Service Road #492), located on the Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, should expect delays of up to one hour during an upcoming utility installation project.

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Surface preservation work on several Hells Gate State Park roadways is scheduled to begin the week of Aug. 26 and is anticipated to last for approximately one month. There will be work done on the entire main road from the park entrance to the stop sign near the entrance of Cottonwood Loop, …

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The Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA) responded to five fires this past week. Two fires were near Boehls Cabin in the northern part of our district.

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The Lochsa/Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is managing the lightning-caused Crab Fire as a full-suppression fire. Reported at 10:25 on July 26, the fire is located approximately six miles east of the Powell Ranger Station and does not pose a risk to commun…

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Wildfire activity is increasing on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests (NPClwNFs) and fire managers are urging all forest users to continue using extra caution when visiting or working on the national forest. Be careful to not park on dry grass, fully extinguish your campfires, and ref…

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The Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association responded to one equipment caused fire on July 19.

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Kelly Creek Flycasters, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and Lewis Clark State College Continuing Education will be co-sponsoring a fly fishing clinic for women.

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The Clearwater County 6th Grade Forestry Tour, held July 9, 10 and 11, was once again a big success and a great experience for the local 6th grade students. The 2019 Tour marked the 59th year that the event has been provided to Clearwater County youth since it was developed in 1961.

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The Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA) responded to one human caused fire on July 6. The fire was suppressed by crews at one-tenth acre in the Freeman Creek area.