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.
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