Show Your Public Lands Some Love This National Public Lands Day
Celebrate National Public Lands Day by participating in an in-person or virtual event this September and October!
“BLM Idaho is pleased to continue our National Public Lands Day tradition of offering hands-on opportunities for members of the public to explore, care for, and maintain connections with their public lands while also providing a chance to participate virtually and discover areas they may not be familiar with,” said John F. Ruhs, BLM Idaho State Director. “We strongly encourage members of the public to take advantage of the many opportunities to participate.”
BLM Idaho District and Field Offices that are offering in-person events where individuals will participate in small groups will follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Idaho, and local Public Health Districts and will disseminate appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (e.g., face masks, gloves, etc.) to participants.
Check out the list below to find a National Public Lands Day event for you!
Soda Hills Clean-Up
Location: Soda Springs, Idaho (near Pocatello)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Description: This will be an in-person event, and participants will meet at the entrance to Idaho Ranch pasture in the Soda Hills before 10:00 a.m. Participants will be removing trash and unwanted fence materials that have accumulated along the valley bottoms of Soda Hills. Find directions and more information here.
Contact: Send an email with your name or group name and how many people will be coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lower Salmon River Clean-Up
Location: Cottonwood, Idaho
Date: 8/15/20 – 9/30/20
Description: Participants will clean up trash and debris along the banks of the Lower Salmon River.
Contact: Rebecca Urbanczyk, 208-962-3796, email@example.com
Area West of North Menan Butte Clean-up
Location: Menan, Idaho (near Idaho Falls)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Description: Participants will clean up trash and debris at the area west of North Menan Butte.
Contact: Danielle Winterholler, 208-524-7500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Challis Field Office Virtual Trash Challenge
Location: Challis, Idaho
Date: 9/21/20 - 10/16/20
Time: Whenever you are out enjoying your public lands!
Description: The Challis Field Office is hosting a virtual “trash challenge,” in which small groups will compete to see which can collect the most trash. Find more information here!
Contact: Angela Beley, 208-879-6247, email@example.com
Red Road Cleanup
Location: St. Anthony, Idaho
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Description: Participants will pick up trash, remove burned debris, and clean out fire rings at dispersed camping and day use areas along Red Road.
Contact: Mike Setlock, 208-524-7529, firstname.lastname@example.org
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve/Laidlaw Park 360 Virtual Tour
Location: Take the tour HERE!
Description: This virtual tour explores and interprets both the well-known volcanic features along the 7-Mile Loop Drive, as well as the rarely seen volcanic features of the Laidlaw Park area, located within what is thought to be the world's largest "kipuka".
Contact: David Freiberg, 208-732-7271, email@example.com
Salmon Field Office Clean-Up, Fence Removal, Recreation Site Work
Location: Salmon, Idaho
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Description: Participants will clean up and remove trash from several sites eight miles southeast of Salmon near Withington Creek; improve river access and day use near the boat ramp at Morgan Bar Campground, and; remove a fence that is no longer being used to improve rangelands for wildlife and livestock. .
Contact: Travis Seaberg, 208-756-5412, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Lake Trail Litter Clean-Up and Trail Improvements
Location: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Description: Volunteers will clean up trash and debris, and perform minor trail work along the Crystal Lake Wild and Scenic Area trail and dispersed camp sites. This event is being hosted in partnership with the Spokane Mountaineering Club.
Contact: Jake Bachtel, 208-769-5041, email@example.com
Indian Springs Clean-Up
Location: Kimberly, Idaho
Date: Postponed until further notice. Stay tuned!
Time: To be determined
Description: Volunteers will collect trash that has accumulated along roads, parking lots, trail heads and shooting areas.
Contact: David Harper, 208-677-6600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedication Point/Kuna Butte Sagebrush Seedling Planting
Location: Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, near Kuna
Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 plus a few weekdays in between
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: Volunteers will plant sagebrush seedlings and remove invasive vegetation. Volunteers will need to register ahead of time at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/31011790519. Contact: Cory Roberts, 208-384-3485, email@example.com
Virtual Tour - Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
Location: Online at Golden Eagle Audobon Society Facebook
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Description: The event will include a Binoculars Tutorial, eBird App Tutorial, Meet a Raptor program, Introduction to the Educational Resources and Virtual Tour film of the NCA. The “Feathers and Frontiers” film will showcase the National Conservation Area’s rich cultural, natural and scientific history, and the birds of prey that call the area home.
Contact: Cory Roberts, 208-384-3485, firstname.lastname@example.org
Croy Canyon Trail Clean-Up
Location: Hailey, Idaho
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Description: Shoshone Field Office partnering with the Blaine County Recreation District, Wood River Trails Coalition and youth members of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association as they host an evening trail cleanup in Croy Canyon, Hailey. Contact: John Kurtz, 208-732-7296, email@example.com
Snake River Canyon North Rim Clean-Up
Location: North rim of Snake River Canyon, in Jerome County
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Description: Shoshone Field Office to join partners Southern Idaho Off-Road Association, Jerome County, Magic Valley ATV Association and others to conduct a cleanup on the north rim of the Snake River Canyon. This annual cleanup that has occurred for the past 21 years and is reducing the overall amount of trash being dumped in the area, Jerome County. Contact: David Freiberg, 208-732-7271, firstname.lastname@example.org
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