Friends of the Clearwater is a grassroots advocacy group that works to protect the public wildlands, wildlife, and waters in the Clearwater basin of beautiful north-central Idaho.  


Send a comment by January 30, 2017 to oppose logging in the Wild & Scenic Selway River corridor.

Show your support by February 7 , 2017 for breaching the four deadbeat lower Snake River dams.


Court rules Forest Service broke law when authorizing helicopters in Wilderness – January 17, 2017

Judge rules federal government Columbia/Snake River salmon recovery plan illegal – May 4, 2016

Judge rules proposed mining in River of No Return Wilderness is illegal

Top 10 reasons to breach the four lower Snake River dams.

Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act introduced in the Senate.

Judge blocks massive salvage logging proposal in Selway River corridor.

National backlash generated by mountain bike groups attempt to weaken Wilderness Act.

Wolke on Wheels - Mountain bikes are incompatible with Wilderness.

Warm Springs Creek, FOC File Photo

Read about the aerial gunning of wolves on the Clearwater National Forest.

Challenge filed to keep it wild in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

Federal court rules wolverine qualifies for listing under Endangered Species Act.

Judge orders Canada lynx must be protected from trapping in Idaho.

Northern Rockies Fisher closer to protection under Endangered Species Act.

Judge declares Clearwater National Forest Travel Plan is illegal.

Purchase option is solution to the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange.

Read Collaboration sounds good but is it?

Read our report on the Clearwater Basin Collaborative Agreement and Work Plan.

Analysis offered for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Revision.

Watch Wilderness champion Stewart Brandborg talk at a 50th Anniversary Wilderness Act celebration.

Read Brandy Brandborg: Wilderness icon’s words of wisdom by George Ochenski.

New study suggests costs outweigh benefits for maintaining navigation on lower Snake River.

New study suggests lower Snake River dams not critical for Pacific Northwest energy capacity.

New study suggests breaching the lower Snake River dams benefits the economy.




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