On the ground sensing

Getting out into the woods for a first hand look at the issues is often what's involved in collaborating on a project.

Wild and Scenic

The Clearwater basin is renowned for its clear pristine water, anadromous and resident fisheries, big game species, vast wild landscapes and scenic vistas.

Only Together

a diverse group of individuals dedicated to working collaboratively to provide find solutions and provide recommendations regarding natural resource management issues

Engaging Our Youth

The youth of the Clearwater Basin are employed during the season to learn and apply skills to the natural resources in our area

Collaboration.....

“Collaboration breaks barriers. Collaboration brings people together to find common solutions. I salute the hard work of the Forest Service and members of the Collaborative work group that have brought us to the point we are today.” --Senator Mike Crapo

On May 29, 2008, after years of conflict regarding the management of national forests in north-central Idaho, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo convened a diverse group of individuals and challenged them to collaborate to find solutions to divisive natural resource issues. Since its inception CBC members have worked on a multitude of projects and issues with the Forest Service. In May 2013 the Collaborative developed a long-term “Agreement and Work Plan” that articulates their intent to address specific issues through administrative and legislative actions over time.

Our Work Areas

Forest Management
 

Forest Management

CBC supports a long term, science based restoration program
Rural Economics
 

Rural Economics

CBC supports providing for a more stable economic system within the Clearwater Basin
Wilderness
 

Wilderness

CBC supports designating certain areas as Wilderness, Wild & Scenic Rivers and Special Places
Outfitters & Guides
 

Outfitters & Guides

Outfitters and Guides provide an important public service on public lands within the Clearwater Basin
Wildlife Habitat
 

Wildlife Habitat

CBC Members unanimously agree on the value of wildlife habitat and value of anadromous fisheries
Recreation
 

Recreation

The Clearwater Basin has enormous recreation values locally, regionally, and nationally.
CFLRP
 

CFLRP

The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program - a unique partnership program with the US Forest Service
CBYCC
 

CBYCC

CBC's Youth Program information, how to apply and how to contribute