Advisories and Closures

On this page, you may find the following information (when in effect) for BLM regions listed below:

  • Seasonal Closures: BLM Idaho winter closures implements seasonal closures across the state to reduce disturbance to wintering wildlife during the most stressful time of year. Closing areas to human activity is important to allow deer and elk to conserve energy and survive the winter.  When animals flee due to disturbances caused by people, they use calories that are needed to survive through the rest of the winter. Pregnant deer and elk are particularly sensitive to disturbances, and stand a better chance of survival when the habitat is free of interactions with humans and pets.
  • Recreation Closures: Travel, recreation site closures
  • Fire-Related Closures: Closures as result of wildfire
  • Upcoming Events on Public Lands for Awareness

Open tabs below for more information about advisories/closures in a region near you:



    Eastern Idaho (Idaho Falls District)

    • January 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021: Annual Temporary Closure of Egin-Hamer Area
    • September 20, 2020 - April 10, 2021: Henry Creek area closed to motorized use
    • November 6, 2020 - April 14, 2021: Blackrock Canyon and Chinese Peak area closed to motorized use
    • December 16, 2020 - April 30, 2021: Agency Creek area primitive roads closed to motorized use (Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway exempt)
    • December 16, 2020 - April 30, 20: Birch Creek, Willow Creek Summit, Carlson Hills and Donkey Hills areas closed to motorized use
    • December 16, 2020 - April 30, 2021: Tower Creek and Carmen Creek areas closed to motorized use
    • December 15, 2020 - May 1, 2021: Stinking Springs area closed to human entry
    • November 16, 2020 - May 14, 2020: Soda Hills HMA closed to motorized use
    • November 16, 2020 - May 15, 2021: West Bench Cooperative Management Area closed to motorized use

    South-Central Idaho (Twin Falls District)

    Northern Idaho (Coeur d' Alene District)

    Southwestern Idaho (Boise District)