IDAHO UPDATE - AMERICAN FALLS CLOSURE POSTPONED

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March 21, 2012 12:39 PM

We just got an email from Troy Neu with some good news about the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) closure downstream of the American Falls dam. Troy is the Vice President of the East Idaho Climbers Coalition. BRC, local OHV users and local governments have been working with Troy's group on a BLM planning process near this American Falls dam closure.  Troy writes: If you haven't heard the news yet, here's something that should make your day. The Bureau of Reclamation has "postponed their temporary closure of 2,195 acres downstream of American Falls Dam." The full story is on the front page of today's Idaho State Journal.

BLUERIBBON COALITION LAND USE UPDATE

IDAHO UPDATE - AMERICAN FALLS CLOSURE POSTPONED

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

We just got an email from Troy Neu with some good news about the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) closure downstream of the American Falls dam.

Troy is the Vice President of the East Idaho Climbers Coalition. BRC, local OHV users and local governments have been working with Troy's group on a BLM planning process near this American Falls dam closure. 

Troy writes:

If you haven't heard the news yet, here's something that should make your day. The Bureau of Reclamation has "postponed their temporary closure of 2,195 acres downstream of American Falls Dam." The full story is on the front page of today's Idaho State Journal.

A big thanks to all who showed up at Monday's meeting with the Power County Commissioners. Thanks to the Commissioners, the Mayor and City Council of American Falls and to the representatives from our Congressional offices. This wouldn't have happened without everyone's involvement.

This is great news but I want to remind everyone that the BLM is still working on their proposal to close 600 acres to rock climbing in that same area. If they are successful, it's a safe bet that other users will eventually be locked out as well.

Here is the BOR news release:
Reclamation to Conduct Study Process Without Land Closure Near American Falls 

BRC's public lands guy attended and spoke at the meeting. He wanted me to forward our thanks to all of the BRC members and supporters who showed up. We also want to give a formal and respectful shout out to Power and Bannock Counties, the American Falls City Council and our entire Congressional Delegation.

Thanks,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

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Power County Letter to Idaho Congressional Delegation
 
BlueRibbon Coalition Letter to Rep. Mike Simpson 
 

 
 


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