Gateway West Transmission Line

The BLM has authorized siting of the Gateway West transmission line on Federal lands in Wyoming and Idaho.  A decision on siting segments 8 and 9 (in southwestern Idaho) has been deferred to allow for further collaboration with stakeholders and State and local government officials before authorizing these segments.  The BLM Boise District Resource Advisory Council has formed a subcommittee to examine options for siting segments 8 and 9.

          BLM Gateway West project website


Public Law 103-64, establishing 
the Birds of Prey National Conservation Area 

Birds of Prey NCA Resource Management Plan (2008) 

BLM Manual Sec. 6100 :: National Landscape Conservation System Management 

BLM Manual Sec. 6220
:: National Monuments, National Conservation Areas and Similar Designations

BLM Manual Sec. 1794 (Draft) :: Regional Mitigation | Instruction Memorandum No. 2013-142 

Secretarial Order No. 3330 | October 31, 2013 
Improving Mitigation Policies & Practices of the Dept. of the Interior

Idaho Infrastructure Development Map ("Conflict Map")

Westwide Energy Corridor designation | under Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Sec. 368)

thumbnail map of BLM-authorized routes for Gateway West transmission line


lineman servicing a powerline, photo courtesy Idaho Power/Rocky Mountain Power