Millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs could soon be headed to the north central Idaho as a result of the Clearwater Basin Collaborative.
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo was in Lewiston Friday to announce the major development concerning the Collaborative which he convened two years ago in an effort to use 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 since its inception.
Now Crapo says the Collaborative model here is being touted for use on the national level.
US Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) comments on possible jobs
Crapo was joined by 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 for the announcement at the senator’s regional office in Lewiston.