Stretching from the jagged peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains in the east to river canyons in the west, Idaho’s Clearwater Basin is home to the North Fork of the Clearwater and the Lochsa rivers.
Since Lewis and Clark passed through the area two centuries ago, the Clearwater has been threatened by logging and road construction. We are helping to restore key wildlife and fish habitat.
The Clearwater Basin encompasses a million acres of forests, rivers and mountains, providing world-class habitat for Canada lynx and wolverines.
We work collaboratively to restore the Clearwater’s forests and streams and protect critical fish and wildlife habitat.
We partner with local communities, public agencies, elected officials and other organizations to promote healthy habitat for wildlife and native plants.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
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- Friday, July 31, 2015
“The Wilderness Society applauds the actions by Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall to introduce and guide the Cerros del Norte Conservation Act forward,“ said Michael Casaus, New Mexico Director with The Wilderness Society in Albuquerque. “Designating these two unique areas contained within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument as official wilderness ensures these wild and diverse landscapes that are so important to local communities receive the government’s highest level of protection.”
- Thursday, July 30, 2015
This bill protects a wild area of Idaho called Boulder-White Clouds. The House of Representatives passed an identical bill so all that’s left to enact the legislation into law is President Obama’s signature.
- Monday, July 27, 2015
The Wilderness Society released the following statement regarding passage of Rep. Mike Simpson’s bill to protect the Boulder-White Cloud mountains out of the U.S. House of Representatives: