May 20, 2010

Clearwater Basin Collaborative Announcement Planned Monday

Historic project offers significant long-term economic, environmental benefits

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join U.S. Forest Service Supervisor Rick Brazell, the co-chairmen and members of the Collaborative Work Group, Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho Fish and Game, local county commissioners, sportsmen, conservationists and others on Monday for an important announcement concerning the Clearwater Basin Collaborative. The announcement concerns plans for the project that could present significant and long-term economic and environmental benefits for people and wildlife in the Clearwater River Basin.

Crapo convened the Collaborative two years ago in an effort to use collaborative techniques to end conflicts over public land uses in the Clearwater River Basin. The multi-faceted approach to open dialogue and action on issues including, but not limited to, species management, forest management, recreation and other uses has been cited by the Forest Service as a potential national model in collaborative public lands management.

Announcement concerning the future of the Clearwater Basin Collaborative:

Monday, May 24
10:30 a.m.
Idaho Fish and Game Clearwater Regional Office
3316 16th Street
Lewiston