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The BLM purchased over 400 acres known as Fisher Bottoms along the South Fork of the Snake River as part of The Land and Water Conservation Fund program. A historical ranch complex sits on the property and is comprised of six standing structures representing early homesteading and ranching in Idaho.
Spend a few minutes with us to learn about the interesting history behind trapper cabins which dotted remote areas of the southern Idaho desert landscape in the 1940s. Most of these cabins have been lost to wildfire over the years, so to protect this piece of the historic American West, the Shoshone Bureau of Land Management set out to stabilize the only remaining trapper cabin in the Craters of the Moon National Monument.
Bruneau Jasper Miners
It takes a special character and a deep passion to mine Bruneau Jasper -- a stone unique to the Gem State. Join us as we follow the stories of two of the miners who spent the last several decades deep in the heart of the Bruneau Canyon.