BLM asks the public to temporarily avoid Discovery Hill River Bluffs Road near Salmon


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SALMON, Idaho- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salmon Field Office asks the public to avoid motorized use on the Discovery Hill River Bluffs Road, due to deteriorating road conditions. Typically, road conditions improve in April, when the soil dries out enough to reduce erosion concerns and accommodate motorized use. Foot traffic, hiking and mountain biking are still allowed.

"Safe and stable roads are key parts of BLM’s recreational opportunities managed by the Salmon Field Office,” said BLM Salmon Field Manager Linda Price. “Maintaining those opportunities requires us to take active steps if problems with road conditions exist."

The combination of snow melt, freeze and thaw conditions, heavy spring precipitation, and highly erosive soils is creating severe rutting and erosion. The 2001 Lemhi Resource Management Plan Amendment outlines the need for motorized limitations in the area to prevent future damage and reduce repair costs.

Salmon Field Office staff are asking the public to remain vigilant when recreating on BLM-managed public lands. “Changing weather conditions can dramatically impact safety, so please stay cognizant of hazards," said Price.

The BLM thanks the public for its assistance. For more information, please contact the Salmon Field Office at or 208-756-5400.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.