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    Place Name Initiative honors Nez Perce history of local National Forest lands

    Nov. 8, 2021


    The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests recently received $50,000 in funding from the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act that will be put towards the implementation of the Place Name Initiative, a collaborative project proposed by the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and Nez Perce Tourism, LLC of Lewiston. The project will identify and sign certain areas within the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests with their Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) place names. Read more.


    Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Christmas tree permits now available

    Nov. 5, 2021


    With winter weather approaching and the holidays on the horizon, many families are looking forward to getting outdoors to find the perfect Christmas tree on their local public lands. The USDA Forest Service is selling Christmas tree cutting permits through Recreation.gov again this year, and permits for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are now available. Details about designated cutting areas, season dates, and types of trees that may be cut may be found online at https://bit.ly/NPCChristmasTrees. Read more.


    Smith Creek Road open for travel following landslide repair

    Oct. 25, 2021


    Repair work has been completed on Forest Service Road #101, better known as Smith Creek Road, where a landslide caused culvert failure and a road washout in 2019. The official closure order on the road has been rescinded, and Smith Creek Road is now open for public travel. Read more.



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