It's one of America's great national forests.
But those who live and work around the Clearwater say this forest
is in trouble. Every issue that confronts every forest in America
is here on the Clearwater, in spades.
Half a century of fire suppression
has dramatically changed the forest. The large fires helped
create habitat for what was once the world's largest elk
herd; the precipitous decline has fueled the debate over
predator control and habitat.
The Clearwater forest is perhaps Idaho's best forest for growing
trees. But in just a few decades, the forest has gone from producing
150 million board feet a year to producing less
than 10 million board feet a year.
OUTDOOR IDAHO explores these issues with some of the key
players, and in the process presents a portrait of a forest
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