The Forest Service just issued a scoping letter for a proposed timber sale called the Gold Hill Project. The proposal is 2100 acres in size and is located in the northwest corner of the Palouse Ranger District on the Clearwater National Forest. It includes 865 acres of commercial logging. The agency is seeking public feedback about “why the project should or should not proceed.” The scoping deadline is Thursday May 30. Read our full action alert, and submit a personalized comment here.
You may or may not be aware that we just launched our new website, which is completely compatible with “smart phones” and offers user-friendly navigation with drop-down-boxes, slider-photos and more. We hope the new site offers just as much, if not more, place-based information than our old site and helps the public understand the unique beauty and ecological complexity of the federal public lands in the Clearwater Basin of North Central Idaho. Enjoy.
We are also proud to announce the completion of another new video, “Clearwater’s Carnivores.” This 5-minute short-film explains why the vast irreplaceable roadless wildlands in and around the Clearwater Basin offers the best large carnivore habitat anywhere in the Northern Rockies, including the Canadian Rockies. Thank you to Jace and Martin with Arthur Uhlrich for producing the video.
Consider joining us for some hiking, camping and relaxing this summer, including the Great Old Broads for Wilderness Don’t Dam Salmon Broadwalk in June. Learn more here.
Education & Outreach Director