New Idaho Wilderness Areas also offer a new way to retire grazing permits

As much as 700,000 acres in and adjacent to the new designated wildernesses could possibly be retired from livestock grazing-

Many people are celebrating the establishment of the three new wilderness areas in the Boulder and White Clouds mountains of south central Idaho. About 275,000 acres of very scenic mountain ridges with alpine and sub-alpine lakes will finally be protected after almost two generations of debate.

However, as far a wildlife goes much of the habitat was left out of the two best known areas — the White Clouds Wilderness and the Boulder Mountains Wilderness. The wildlife situation is better for the lesser known Jerry Peak Wilderness just to the east of the former two.

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Another step toward improved forest conditions.


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