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.  


Oppose the Guides and Outfitters Act – HR 289.

Oppose the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act - HR 622.


Thousands attended public lands rally in Boise, Idaho FOC Photo Credit

Consultation resumes to ensure dams don’t harm bull trout critical habitatFebruary 24, 2017.

Lawsuit filed to ensure dams don’t lead to lethal water temperatures and massive fish die-off – February 23, 2017.

Settlement reached to protect Highway 12 scenic corridor – January 27, 2017.

Judge rules agency illegally authorized helicopters in River of No Return Wilderness – January 17, 2017.

Groups seek injunction to prevent wasteful spending on lower Snake River dams – January 10, 2017.

Judge rules proposed mining in River of No Return Wilderness is illegal – August 2, 2016.

Judge blocks massive salvage logging proposal in Selway River corridor – May 13, 2016.

Judge rules federal government Columbia/Snake River salmon recovery plan illegalMay 4, 2016.

Judge rules wolverine qualifies for listing under Endangered Species Act – April 5, 2016.

Judge orders Canada lynx must be protected from trapping in Idaho – January 11, 2016.

Judge declares Clearwater National Forest Travel Plan illegal – March 12, 2015.


Thousands turn out for public lands rally in Boise, Idaho.

Idaho Department Fish Game collaring operation was outside mainstream management.

Free the Snake and restore salmon to honor treaty rights.

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

Northern Rockies Fisher closer to protection under Endangered Species Act.

Purchase option is solution to the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange.

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

Warm Springs Creek, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, FOC File Photo

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 at 50th Anniversary Wilderness Act celebration.

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

Wolke on Wheels - Mountain bikes are incompatible with Wilderness.

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

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

Study suggests breaching the lower Snake River dams benefits the economy.

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



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