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Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA) had two fires Oct. 11, both off of the Main Haul road between Clarkia and Boehls. Both fires are about 10 acres and under investigation.

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Implementation of the Tinker Bugs forest management project on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will soon be underway. Visitors to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should be prepared for delays on Forest Service roads at the project site on National Forest System lands sout…

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Forest Service engineers, road crews, and contractors continue work across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests maintaining and improving roads and infrastructure to better allow for visitor access, facilitate forest management projects, and protect the integrity of natural resources. T…

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The Forest Service has worked with the purchaser and logging operators on the Windy Shingle North timber sale, located in the Shingle Creek and Papoose Creek drainages southwest of Riggins, to decrease impacts to the public from road closures and delays due to timber harvest operations in the area.

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With the cooler wet weather in north-central Idaho, land managers are now lifting Stage I Fire Restrictions on all lands within the Riverbreaks Zone of the Grangeville Fire Restriction Area as of 12:01 a.m. (one minute after midnight) PDT Monday, September 27, 2021.

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Officials on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Moose Creek Ranger District are pleased to announce that Forest Service Road #319, better known as Fog Mountain Road, is now open to full-sized vehicles following an extended closure period while crews repaired the road that was damaged…

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All are welcome to join this course of study providing the opportunity to improve horticultural knowledge and skills and to serve local communities.

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Three road closures in the Selway River corridor on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Moose Creek Ranger District have been lifted. The change allows access by full-sized and/or off-highway vehicle use on several popular routes in the area.

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PotlatchDeltic and Idaho Department of Lands jointly announce a temporary road closure of the Bingo Creek Road and all its tributaries, to all recreational activities and public entry. The closure is attributed to extremely heavy commercial traffic. Both landowners will be implementing multi…

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In the past week, Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA) received report of a lightning holdover fire Aug. 30.  It was named the 57 Breakfast fire and burned one-tenth of an acre. 

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Zaza Road (Southwest of the Deer Creek intersection) and Eagle Creek road were recently re-opened to the public. We encourage recreationists to be cautious of unstable trees and other hazards caused by the fire.

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Logging operations started Aug. 23 on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Windy Shingle North timber sale and will continue through this winter. U.S. Forest Service officials said some delays on Forest Service Road 517 (Heaven’s Gate) may be expected. 

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Individuals planning a visit to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should be aware that the Public Notices webpage on the forests’ website is currently unavailable due to technical difficulties. For fire closure information, please visit https://bit.ly/NPCFireInfo or contact (208) 494-1661.

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In a report from Tammy Davis, with Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA), five fires were reported this past week. All of the fires are believed to be lightning caused.

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In cooperation with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Public Health – Idaho North Central District is issuing a health advisory due to the presence of a harmful algal bloom at Elk Creek Reservoir located in Clearwater County. Recent samples taken indicate concentrations of…

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Firefighters took advantage of decreased fire activity Monday to build more containment line throughout the Cougar Rock Complex. Firefighters also finished setting up portable water tanks and hoses on the south and east side of the Goat Creek Fire. Tuesday they built containment line on the …

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KAMIAH, Idaho-The Storm Theatre Complex is being managed by Incident Commander Jay Kurth and the National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team 1. The NIMO team has been tasked with managing 22 Backcountry fires within an 815,000 acre area of remote-roadless land, and the Storm Creek …

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With the early start to the fire season of 2021, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor Cheryl Probert is preparing for the long-term, focusing local firefighting resources on critical fire responses and bringing in a national team of fire experts to assist with the management of r…