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) 

Date: 9/26/20

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 

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,


Area West of North Menan Butte Clean-up

Location: Menan, Idaho (near Idaho Falls)

Date: 9/26/2020

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,

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,


Red Road Cleanup

Location: St. Anthony, Idaho

Date: 9/26/2020

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,

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,


Salmon Field Office Clean-Up, Fence Removal, Recreation Site Work

Location: Salmon, Idaho

Date: 9/26/2020

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,

Crystal Lake Trail Litter Clean-Up and Trail Improvements

Location: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Date: 9/26/20

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,


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,

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 Contact: Cory Roberts, 208-384-3485,


Virtual Tour - Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Location: Online at Golden Eagle Audobon Society Facebook

Date: 9/26/20

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,

Croy Canyon Trail Clean-Up

Location: Hailey, Idaho

Date: 09/10/2020

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,

Snake River Canyon North Rim Clean-Up

Location: North rim of Snake River Canyon, in Jerome County

Date: 9/12/2020

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,