Category Archives: Overview

North Highway 20 Travel Management Plan

The BLM-Shoshone Field Office is developing a travel management plan for all the public lands it manages north of Highway 20. The planning area includes the Little Wood River and Fish Creek drainages.

An information packet, proposed designations, and maps can be found here.

The BLM is seeking preliminary public comments on the following topics by October 14th 2011:

  •     Off-highway vehicle (OHV) area designations (open, limited and closed)
  •     Proposed individual route designations and closures
  •     Winter seasonal motorized restriction areas

Email comments to: North_Highway20_Travel_Plan@blm.gov

Mail comments to: BLM Shoshone Field Office; North Highway 20 Travel Plan; 400 West F Street; Shoshone, ID  83352

For more information, contact John Kurtz, Shoshone Field Office Outdoor Recreation Planner, at (208) 732-7200.

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Comment on the local sage grouse conservation plan

The Magic Valley Sage-grouse Local Working Group is seeking comments on their draft conservation plan.  Follow this link for more information:  http://magicvalley.com/lifestyles/sage-grouse-group-seeks-public-comment/article_14d5278e-9a37-5a08-9a9f-16b83dc7b9a9.html  The deadline for comments is Friday, September 16, 2011.

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All About the Pioneers

Cobb, Hyndman, and Old Hyndman jutting into the horizon are a memorable welcome to the Wood River Valley from the south. These peaks are also a large part of what makes the view from Baldy spectacular.

The Pioneers are, of course, much more than three impressive peaks. At 12,000 feet, they nourish a network of high mountain lakes and streams. Out of sight from our favorite vantage points are the rolling hills that give way to productive farmland, punctuated to the south by lava beds.

The Pioneers are part of a remarkably pristine landscape that supports thriving wildlife populations, working farms and ranches, diverse ecosystems, and hunting and recreation opportunities.

On February 16, Mike Stevens of Pioneer Mountain Group and Lava Lake Land & Livestock will highlight the natural and cultural heritage of the Pioneers. Mike has spent considerable time working and recreating in this area. He has a wealth of knowledge on the recent pronghorn studies, sheep ranching, land management, the area’s geography and history, and current conservation efforts with the Pioneers Alliance.

Come enjoy a slide show and learn more about the land that lies directly east of the Wood River Valley.

Wednesday, February 16, 12-1pm

At the Community Library in Ketchum

Free Idaho Conservation League Brown Bag Lunch

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Late April Newsletter

Read the most recent news from the Pioneers Alliance in the Late April Newsletter. We’ll see everyone at the upcoming Pioneers Alliance meeting on Tuesday, April 27th at the Carey City Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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March Newsletter

We just posted a pdf of this month’s newsletter from the Pioneers Alliance. Click here to open the newsletter. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. at the Carey City Hall.

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