BLM to host public open house meetings on proposed south-central Idaho wind project


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Twin Falls District Office

Media Contact:

Heather Tiel-Nelson

TWIN FALLS, Idaho–The Bureau of Land Management Shoshone Field Office is hosting both in-person and virtual open house meetings on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Lava Ridge Wind Project. These open houses are scheduled during the comment period to share information and help the public and stakeholders make informed comments.

The Lava Ridge Wind Project is a commercial-scale wind energy facility of up to 400 turbines proposed to be constructed on approximately 84,000 acres of Federal, State and private land about 25 miles northeast of Twin Falls in south-central Idaho.

Listed below are the dates and locations for the open house gatherings set to take place in Feb. and March. 

Open House Meetings

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
2:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time
Lincoln County Community Center
201 South Beverly Street
Shoshone, ID 83352

Thursday, February 23, 2023 
5:00-7:00 pm Mountain Time
Canyon Crest Event Center
330 Canyon Crest Drive
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Friday, February 24, 2023
2:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time 
Virtual/Zoom webinar
Pre-register here:

 Wednesday, March 1, 2023 
3:00-7:00 pm Pacific Time 
DoubleTree by Hilton–Portland*
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
*Complimentary garage parking

Thursday, March 2, 2023 
3:00-7:00 pm Pacific Time 
Mercer Island Community and Event Center 
8236 South East 24th Street 
Mercer Island, WA 98040

If you require special accommodations, please contact Jo Render at Galileo Project, LLC, by e-mail or by telephone 612-213-7543.

The BLM will accept public comments through March 21, 2023. Substantive comments that identify factual errors, data gaps, relevant methods or scientific studies are the most helpful. Comments can be submitted the following ways: 

  • The preferred way to comment is through the BLM’s ePlanning project site at Click on the “Participate Now” button to the right of the document link. Enter your comment and information, then click “Submit.”
  • Through e-mail to
  • Delivered by hand or U.S. Mail enclosed in an envelope labeled “Lava Ridge Wind Project EIS,” to Kasey Prestwich, Project Manager, BLM Shoshone Field Office, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, ID 83352.

For more information on the draft environmental impact statement, contact Project Manager Kasey Prestwich, or 208-732-7204.

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.