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 HR 3668 Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement Act.

Oppose the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.

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

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


Court rules again in favor of Roadless Rule- October 2017.

The Idaho Roadless Rule opens many areas to development, FOC Photo Credit

Court throws out feds misguided policy limiting prosecution of killers of endangered wildlife – June 2017.

Groups file lawsuit to halt federal government wildlife killing program in Idaho – May 2017.

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

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.


Support FOC through the Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse.

Northern Rockies Fisher denied protection under Endangered Species Act.

SHARE ACT would gut Wilderness.

No, we can’t – and shouldn’t – stop forest fires.

The ecological values of dead trees by George Wuerthner.

A changing electrical grid may make Snake River dams expendable – and help save salmon.

It’s time to outlaw cyanide bombs.

Leaders oppose legislation that would override court decision to protect imperiled salmon.

5 Lies Being Used to Get Mountain Bikes in Wilderness.

Groups petition government to stop barging imperiled sockeye around dams.

Idaho Department Fish Game collaring operation was outside mainstream management.

Size matters: Bigger is better for Wilderness in America.

Catastrophic logging threatens National Forests.

2017 Public Lands Rally, FOC Photo Credit

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

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

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.

Free the Snake and restore salmon to honor treaty rights.

Oppose HR 3144 and protect wild salmon and steelhead.



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