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 efforts to amend the Wilderness Act – H.R. 1349.

Protect the integrity of the Antiquities Act.

Support the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act – H.R. 2135, S. 936.

Support the Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017 – H.R. 1817.

Oppose the Guides and Outfitters Act – H.R. 289.

Oppose the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act - H.R. 622.


Groups file lawsuit to halt federal government wildlife killing program in Idaho.

Court orders increased water flows to help imperiled wild salmon and steelhead – March 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


5 Lies Being Used to Get Mountain Bikes in Wilderness.

Groups petition government to stop barging imperiled sockeye around dams.

Federal agency Wildlife Services agrees to ban on M-44 cyanide bombs in Idaho.

Idaho dogs death latest proof of out-of-control wildlife management methods.

Idaho Department Fish Game collaring operation was outside mainstream management.

Wild Clearwater Country, Gerry Snyder Photo Credit

Size matters: Bigger is better for Wilderness in America.

Catastrophic logging threatens National Forests.

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

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.

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.

Free the Snake and restore salmon to honor treaty rights.

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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