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The Idaho Department of Lands sold Whiskey Branch Timber SZale on Nov. 14 at Orofino. This sale is located within Sections 9, 16 and 17 Township 37N, Range 4E B.M., Clearwater County, State of Idaho, and was purchased by IFG Timber LLC.

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The Idaho Department of Lands sold Blind Elk timber sale on Nov. 14 at Orofino. This sale is located within Sections 14 and 33 Township 38N, Range 6E B.M., Clearwater County, State of Idaho, and was purchased by IFG Timber LLC.

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The Idaho Department of Lands sold Evans OSR timber sale on Nov. 14 at Orofino. This sale is located within Sections 19 and 20 Township 39N, Range 4E B.M., Clearwater County, State of Idaho, and was purchased by Empire Lumber Co.

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A U.S. Forest Service project to reduce fuels, roadside hazards and timber loss caused by the spruce beetle outbreak will close Forest Service Roads (FSR) 1120 and 1129D on Monday, Nov. 11.

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Before trick-or-treaters slip into the night with their covens and young cohorts, parents can easily ensure they are dressed appropriately to avoid weather-related illness so common this time of year when the weather quickly changes from daytime into night. Temperatures, on average drop 10 d…

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Roads accessing the South Grangemont block of state endowment trust land will close to vehicle traffic beginning Monday, Nov. 4, but will remain open to ATVs (under 50 inches) and motorcycles.

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Winter hours begin at Nez Perce National Historical Park visitor center Sunday, Nov. 10. The visitor center will be open 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All 38 park sites will remain open and accessible daily.

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A Draft decision designed to reduce the risk of insect and disease infestation, wildfire to local communities and surrounding federal lands, improve water quality and aquatic habitats and restore forest vegetation, dry meadows, and grasslands to a healthy condition is available for public ob…

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Missoula, Mont. (Sept. 23) – Electric bicycles (e-bikes) have grown in popularity for both recreational use and hunting on public lands and are currently welcome on more than 52,000 miles of roads and 7,700 miles of trails throughout the USDA Forest Service Northern Region’s nine National Fo…

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This time of year, many Idahoans take to Idaho’s forests, rangelands and waterways to participate in annual fall hunting, fishing and other activities. These traditions are woven into the fabric of our culture in Idaho and help define us as Idahoans.

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KAMIAH, Idaho – The Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests wants the public to be prepared for an upcoming bridge construction project on Forest Service road 311 at Big Creek, located southeast of Elk City and west of Dixie Summit.

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The C-PTPA did not respond to any fires in the previous week. Due to cooler, wetter weather, they have started issuing burn permits for approved burn barrels effective immediately.

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Conditions permitting, fire managers on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest plan to begin fall prescribed fire operations immediately and continue until project completion or conditions change and are no longer optimal for achieving objectives. Ignitions will take place on days that wil…

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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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STATEWIDE, Idaho – As the weather starts to cool and fire conditions decrease, please don’t be complacent about the importance of fire prevention and safety.  Recreationists continue to enjoy public lands during the fall, appreciating brisk mornings and warm afternoons, but the potential to …

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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 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.