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Recovery of the Great Bear: History, politics and recovery

This past summer and fall (2019), it appears there were at least three confirmed grizzlies in the Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests. That exciting news was confirmed by a radio collar on a bear, and trail cameras, the photos from which quite conclusively revealed grizzly bears. However, this news is not all positive. Most … Read moreRecovery of the Great Bear: History, politics and recovery

Forest Plan Revision

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Friends of the Clearwater and WildEarth Guardians, along with a coalition of 15 groups and individuals, submitted public comments totaling over 300-pages on the deeply-flawed draft forest plan. Forest Plan DEIS Comments 4-20-20. Read the news release.     Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, FOC sent a letter in March to Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor … Read moreForest Plan Revision

Our Reports

Our staff works diligently to research and analyze various proposals and important issues on the public lands in the Clearwater Basin of North-Central Idaho. Sometimes this results in comments or reports that we have published and shared with federal land management agencies. ♦ FOC letter on climate-resilient forest rulemaking – 2023 ♦ Climate Impacts of Nez Perce-Clearwater … Read moreOur Reports

Clearwater Defender

Our newsletter provides important analysis of public lands law, policy, and management, along with community outreach efforts and membership updates. All members receive the Clearwater Defender, including other important information and updates. Membership is $35.00.   Defender Archive Summer 2023 Spring 2023 Autumn 2022 Summer 2022 Spring 2022 Late Fall 2021 Summer 2021 Early Spring … Read moreClearwater Defender