Decision balances resource protection with infrastructure needs and stakeholder concerns; mitigation requirements will compensate for effects
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.