As the State of Idaho moves into Stage 3 of Governor Brad Little’s Idaho Rebounds strategy, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is opening developed campgrounds and other recreation sites previously closed for public health and safety due to COVID-19. While many sites will open May 30, some developed campgrounds will remain closed for reasons related to public health and safety. At sites that do open, visitors should be prepared for fewer services than usual due to impacts from the pandemic, which include staffing limitations and delays in the regular timeline for seasonally opening facilities. Read more.
National Forests and Grasslands throughout the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Region will continue to offer free firewood and other forest product gathering for personal use for the remainder of 2020, but starting June 1 the agency is asking that the public first call to obtain a hard–copy permit in order to track harvesting and communicate important wildfire safety and collection information. Read more.
Timber harvests are continuing on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, and some Forest Service roads will need to close for public safety during harvest operations. Read more.
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