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Cottonwood Field Office

The Cottonwood Field Office manages just over 131,000 acres of public lands. Much of the field office lies along the scenic Lower Salmon River corridor.   The field office has a robust forestry and fuels management program.  In addition, fisheries and wildlife habitat management is a strong focus of the field office.  The Clearwater River, located in the northern portion of the field office, is renowned for the “B-Run” steelhead that return from the Pacific Salmon to spawn in the upper reaches of the river.  The field office also manages the 112-mile stretch of the Lower Salmon River from Vinegar Creek to its confluence with the Snake River.  The Lower Salmon River corridor boasts remarkable canyons, white sandy beaches and thrilling whitewater adventures for visitors.  Portions of the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail cross the field office. The 1,170 mile long trail stretches from eastern Oregon to Montana and sustained tribal members with ample fishing, hunting and native plants as they traveled from their homelands in the late 1800s. 


Richard White

Field Manager


Mailing Address:
2 Butte Drive
Cottonwood, ID 83522
Phone: 208-962-3245
Fax: 208-962-3275
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT

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COVID-19 Updates

BLM Idaho Offices are open for in-person visits. Masking requirements vary by location. The BLM has updated its masking guidelines to align with the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Level tool. This CDC guidance helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. Individuals who are not required to wear a mask are still welcome to do so if they choose. Learn more about the BLM's COVID-19 response here. 

Please stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19. If you are unable to visit in person, we will be happy to assist you over the phone or via email. Contact us here.