Bureau of Land Management set to reopen Eagle Creek Rd Aug 23

LEWISTON, Idaho – The temporary closure of the Eagle Creek Road in the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area will be lifted on Monday, Aug. 23. The road closure has been in place since mid-July to provide for both the safety of the public and the firefighters working on the Snake River Complex fires.   

Although rugged, the 16-mile Eagle Creek Road is a popular access point through the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area to the banks of the Lower Salmon River.

While the fires are now 100% contained, travelers on the Eagle Creek Road may still experience some firefighter traffic due to active patrolling of the fire perimeter.  In addition, the public is asked to not enter the burned area due to active hotspots and the potential for falling debris.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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