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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…

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In the past week, the Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA) has responded to four fires. All fires are now controlled and contained

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PIERCE - Due to severe fire danger in the region, effective immediately and until further notice, Deer Creek Reservoir is closed to public use. The extreme fire season and continued dry conditions in Idaho are stressing available firefighting resources and risking public safety, property, an…

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KAMIAH, Idaho: July 27, 2021—As of Monday, July 26, one new fire was detected by air patrol in a remote area of the North Fork Ranger District and is assigned to the NIMO Storm Theatre Complex. The Forest is managing 38 active fires, seven are contained, 22 in extended attack, and nine are b…

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KAMIAH, Idaho - Despite substantial wildfire fire activity on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests that is requiring extensive commitment of the U.S. Forest Service workforce, many timber sales are continuing as scheduled.

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As areas of Idaho move to Stage 2 fire restrictions and as Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) implemented open fire bans due to poor air quality, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will implement the ban on campfires and will also be banning propane-fueled fire rings.

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As of 6 a.m. (PDT) July 8, Doug Turman’s Type 1 Northern Rockies National Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the Dixie and Jumbo Fires.  The team is developing an aggressive suppression strategy, factoring in the large national competition for incident resources, current environme…

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Three fires burning on Lolo Pass, including the Lolo Creek Fire on the Missoula Ranger District in Montana and the BM Hill and Shotgun Fires on the Powell Ranger District in Idaho, are now being managed under the Granite Pass Complex. All fires in the Granite Pass Complex are being managed u…

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A small shift in weather was expected Tuesday that would bring slightly lower temperatures and higher relative humidity across the area with wind speeds slightly lower than Monday. Strong thermal belts will continue to allow active fire behavior with lower relative humidity. Resources across…

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Firefighters on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest began to make progress on several initial attack fires that are close in proximity to identified values at risk. Fires that have been previously reported on may not show up in the daily updates as they are shifted to control and patrol…

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Amid extreme drought, excessive heat, multiple fire starts, and dwindling firefighting resources regionwide, Governor Brad Little issued an emergency declaration for wildfire and mobilized Idaho National Guard firefighters and aircraft to assist in the effort.

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Size: 2,483 acres, Containment: 7%, Personnel: 230, Start Date: July 6, 2021, Cause: Lightning Total Fires in Complex: 14

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Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA) responded to seven fires this past week according to a recent report from Tammy Davis with C-PTPA. The first six fires listed are believed to be caused by lightning.

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Federal and state land management agencies in Idaho are urging the public to take all precautions to prevent human-caused wildfires, and property owners to take steps to reduce the risk of wildfire to their homes and land, in the face of extreme statewide conditions outlined in a new outlook…

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With the hot summer weather and the desire to stay cool, many people are heading for the water. We at the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office want you to have fun, but most of all we want you to be safe while enjoying the water. We would like to remind you all the Sate of Idaho has a few laws…

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Fire management officials and cooperators from multiple agencies across north-central Idaho are monitoring fuels and fire conditions very closely. A dryer-than-normal spring combined with forecasts for extended high pressure and potentially record-breaking high temperatures this coming week …

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U.S. Forest Service officials advise the public to use caution while traveling on the Gold Hill roads system beginning this week and continuing for about a month. Large equipment will be working in the area repairing Forest Service Roads 770 and 370 as part of the Gold Hill timber sales. Tra…

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The Forest Insect & Disease one-day field trip offered by the University of Idaho Extension Office will give participants first-hand exposure to a wide range of insects, diseases, and parasitic plants that impair the growth of trees and forests in northern Idaho. Experts will be on hand …

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The north-central Idaho forests face many stressors and agents of change such as root disease, bark beetles, climate change, wildfire, high stand densities, simplified forest structures and age compositions, and altered species composition. This program will look at forest management approac…

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Road work has begun on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Windy Shingle North timber sale and will continue throughout the summer. U.S. Forest Service officials said some delays may be expected. 

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Our north-central Idaho forests face many stressors and agents of change such as root disease, bark beetles, climate change, wildfire, high stand densities, simplified forest structures and age compositions, and altered species composition. This program will look at forest management approac…