The annual South Hills seasonal road closure to prevent resource damage and protect crucial mule deer winter range and sage-grouse habitat will be in effect January 16 - March 15.
Today, the BLM's Pocatello Field Office and U.S. Forest Service Caribou-Targhee National Forest issued decisions for the Rasmussen Valley Mine Project to approve an open pit phosphate mine in Caribou County, Idaho.
Erratic winter behavior has resulted in several major ice jams along the Salmon and Lemhi Rivers. As of Wednesday, Jan. 11, portions of Shoup Bridge Recreation Site and Morgan Bar Campground are underwater. The Salmon Field Office (SFO) has placed barricades and closed gates to prevent potential accidents at those flooded sites.
Jarbidge BLM field manager Elliot Traher and recreation planner Nathan Jayo who were recently recognized by the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association and local boating outfitters for their professionalism and customer service in handling river permit renewals.