Monday, August 27, 2007

Protect the Salmon-Challis National Forest

Salmon-Challis National Forest

Nestled in remote East-Central Idaho, the Salmon-Challis National Forest contains some of the wildest country in Idaho.

Home to bighorn sheep, gray wolves, salmon, steelhead, and sage-grouse, this area is also an important migration corridor connecting the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Northern Rockies Ecosystem.

The US Forest Service is going to open wild areas of the forest, including areas proposed for wilderness protection, to dirt bikes, ATVs, and other off road vehicles.

Picture from the City of Salmon, Idaho Chamber of Commerce

The highest and best use of this forest is for wildlife protection, especially now, as species face growing environmental threats due to climate change.

Read about this area on The Valleys of Lewis's River on the Discover Lewis and Clark website.

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