Established in 1983 as the Clearwater Steelhead Impact Committee, the Clearwater Management Council (CMC) was reorganized in April 1992 under an intergovernmental cooperative agreement between Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Idaho, and Clearwater counties.
The following year, a cooperative management agreement was signed by the five counties, Idaho Department of Fish & Game, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
The parties agree to pool funding and cooperatively manage the Clearwater River from Kooskia to its mouth and its major tributaries, for the purpose of conserving and perpetuating its values for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Administrative support is provided by the Cottonwood Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management.
CMC RIVER STEWARDSHIP
• An average 1100 pounds of litter is removed from the access sites each month.
• Provides portable toilets, rest stops and solid waste removal along the Clearwater River.
• Installed boat ramps and parking areas, developed basic facilities.
• Enhanced public access through the acquisition of easements and rights-of-way.
• Fostered increased opportunity for interagency and intergovernmental cooperation.