Implementation is set to begin later this summer on the Lolo Insect and Disease project on the Lochsa-Powell Ranger District.
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Personal use firewood permits and personal use mushroom permits are now available from Forest Service offices on the Nez Perce-Clearwater Nati…
In a Jan. 7 letter to Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests supervisor Cheryl Probert, the Idaho County Commission stated Endomines – a gold m…
I am absolutely amazed at how our local economy changed over the last 50 years. Fifty years ago, there were 14 sawmills within 100 miles of New Meadows. Our economy was great, jobs were plentiful, welfare was almost nonexistent, we had a U.S.F.S. to be proud of, if a forest fire started it was put out immediately wherever it occurred.
We attended the Forest Service two-day Forest Plan Revision Public Workshop in Orofino last Wednesday and Thursday and I promised to report on the outcome. Representatives for U.S. Senators Risch and Crapo and U.S. Representative Labrador were in attendance. It was similar to the original Forest Plan Revision process where the USFS presented topics, provided some background, defined a direction for group breakouts/input and then summarized afterwards.
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests last week announced scoping of the Center-Johnson Project, a proposed action of timber harvest, fuels treatments, grassland treatments and road work including decommissioning of 11 miles of road in watersheds three miles west of Slate Creek.
With last week’s disaster declaration, the next step for Idaho County is assessment for damages and repair costs to its road infrastructure, impacted by a precipitation-heavy season resulting in extreme soil saturation.