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Release Date: 12/18/13
Contacts: Sarah Wheeler (208) 524-7550    

BLM Salmon Field Office Announces Seasonal Closures

SALMON, ID – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salmon Field Office would like to remind the public of seasonal motorized travel restrictions (including snowmobile) in the following areas: Badger Basin (Kriley Gulch to Tower Creek) and Lewis and Clark Backcountry Byway area (Kenney to Agency Creeks), with the exception of the Byway and groomed snowmobile routes. These areas are closed to all motorized travel through April 30, 2014 to provide protection to critical big game winter range.
 “The purpose of the closures is to protect big game winter range during this critical time of year, particularly in the Badger Basin and Lewis and Clark Backcountry Byway areas,” said Scott Feldhausen, supervisory natural resource specialist for the BLM Salmon Field Office. 

Other trails and roads on public lands may have seasonal/winter closures, so please check with your local BLM office before visiting these areas. The BLM appreciates the public’s cooperation in these efforts. For more information on this closure or for general information, please contact the BLM in Salmon at 208-756-5400.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 12-23-2013