In the Spotlight
Local students have learned to love the outdoors more after participating in a natural resource day at Challis Elementary School. The BLM in Challis joined the U.S. Forest Service - Salmon-Challis National Forest to host this annual event designed to introduce students to a range of natural resource concepts in an exciting way. About 160 eager first to sixth grade students visited stations to learn about geology and aquatic bugs alongside experts from BLM in Challis and the U.S. Forest Service including BLM fisheries biologist Ryan Beatty, BLM natural resource specialist Kasey Hill, BLM geologist Ken Gardner and U.S. Forest Service geologist Piper Goessel.
Upper Snake Field Office Seeds for Success to Restore Sagebrush Habitat
BLM Opening Motorized Trails in Pocatello: Chinese Peak – Blackrock Trail System to Open April 15
Agencies Announce Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the East Smoky Panel Mine Project at Smoky Canyon Mine, Pocatello Field Office
Smoky Canyon Mine Panels F&G Modifications Final Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review, Pocatello Field Office
Final EIS Available for Thompson Creek Proposed Mine Expansion, Challis Field Office
Record of Decision withdrawn for Predator Derby Special Recreation Permit
Egin-Hamer Area closure still in effect, as well as travel restrictions at Tex Creek and Sand Creek WMAs. Deer and elk are moving into a critical phase as they exit winter and prepare to give birth to their young. Any unnecessary disturbances could cause them to deplete vital stored resources and impact reproduction. Learn more. Egin-Hamer Winter Closure (St. Anthony Sand Dunes) - Map 1 | Map 2
Stinking Springs closed to all motorized vehicles and human entry through May 1, 2015 | MAP
Big Southern Butte now open for season
Pocatello seasonal closures in effect for motorized travel in Pocatello, Bear Lake and Soda Springs areas, specifically the Blackrock/Chinese Peak, Pocatello West Bench, Soda Springs Hills and Cooley Canyon areas.
Egin Lakes Campground at St. Anthony Sand Dunes is closed for the season and is scheduled to reopen mid-April 2015.
Kelly Island Campground closed for season
Areas west of Menan Butte closed to target-shooting and full-sized vehicles