Little Slate Creek North Roadless Area

Little Slate Creek, Little Slate Creek North, North Fork Slate Creek, and John Day Click on the image to enlarge and zoom.

The 6,000 acre Little Slate Creek North portion includes Little Van Buren Creek, Waterspout Creek, and No Business Creek, where a 1,200 acre Research Natural Area is located, containing some of the southernmost growing specimens of maidenhair fern. Composed of very abrupt side slopes and tributary draws ranging from 2,100 feet  - 7,291 feet in elevation, most of the undulating land is covered with mixed species of trees and vegetation. Elk, deer, and moose find summer and winter range, and often evade hunters, as the slopes are too steep to easily traverse. Turkeys and chukars, the latter a chicken-like game bird native to Pakistan, were introduced to the region and are still present. If you see a flash of bright blue in the underbrush it might be a native Mountain quail, a region 1 sensitive species.

Slate Creek, FOC File Photo

Slate Creek is an anadromous stream, generating ideal waters for steelhead and rainbow trout, Chinook salmon, and Bull trout.


Description of Other Roadless Areas on the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests. 

Clear Creek

Cove – Mallard

Dixie Summit – Nut Hill

Eldorado Creek

Fish – Hungery Creek (North Lochsa Slope)

Gospel – Hump Additions

Grandmother Mountain

John Day

Kelly Creek (Great Burn)

Lick Point

Little Slate Creek

Little Slate Creek North

Lochsa Slope/Selway – Bitterroot Addition

Mallard – Larkins

Meadow Creek/Selway – Bitterroot Addition

Moose Mountain

North Fork Slate Creek

North Fork Spruce/Selway-Bitterroot Addition

O’Hara – Falls Creek

Pilot Knob (Silver Creek)

Pinchot Butte

Pot Mountain

Rackliff – Gedney/Selway – Bitterroot Addition

Selway – Bitterroot Additions

Siwash Creek

Sneakfoot Meadows/Selway – Bitterroot Addition

Upper North Fork

Weir Creek (Weir – Post Office)

Weitas Creek


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