The Wilderness Society is leading two collaborative forest restoration efforts in central Idaho’s Payette and Boise National Forests. Our successes are the result of partnership with local officials, residents and the U.S. Forest Service.
Payette Forest Coalition
We are part of the Payette Forest Coalition, which convinced land managers to increase road closures by 200 percent, from 20 miles of roads to 65 miles. This coalition created a project to close 70 miles of former logging roads in order to restore bull trout habitat.
Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program
Our efforts in the Payette National Forest are part of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. This federal program provides millions in funding for projects and results in visible improvements in the Payette National Forest.
- Payette Forest Coalition: