North Fork Clearwater River Basin

The North Fork Clearwater River basin, from its headwaters in the Bitterroot Mountains to its western boundary at the confluence with the main Clearwater River below Orofino, encompasses approximately 2,500 square miles. Above Dworshak Reservoir, the basin is predominately public land managed by the US Forest Service, with the remainder of land mostly in private ownership. While timber is the predominant land use and industry in the basin, recreation is also a major use and a growing industry.



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