The Blaine County Commissioners have approved the first levy project. The grant awarded will contribute to the protection of over 1,000 acres on Flat Top Ranch in Southern, Idaho and sustain a conservation easement that helps to protect an important corridor for pronghorn migration. The money was funded by the Blaine County Land, Water and Wildlife Levy. Read the full article in the Idaho Mt. Express: http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005139865
Last week the Idaho Mt. Express highlighted the effort of the Carey Economic Revitalization Group (CERG) to complete a pavilion aimed at providing travelers, cyclists, and the local community necessary facilities.
To read more on the collaborative process of building the pavilion and the works of CERG read the article Carey economic revitalization group formed: Boyd K. Stocking Pavilion nearing completion
The Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is co-sponsoring the 2011 Christmas Bird Count with the Snake River Audubon Society. The Christmas Bird Count is an international effort to count wintering birds in the western hemisphere. Participants of all experience and skill levels are welcome.
Participants should meet at the Craters of the Moon visitor center at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. The visitor center is located 18 miles west of Arco on Highway 20/26/93. Remember to wear boots, warm clothes and bring binoculars and a lunch. You should be prepared to spend the day outside in winter conditions. Snowshoes will be provided if conditions require.
For more information on the Christmas Bird Count program contact John Apel at 208-527-1350 or visit http://www.audubon.org/bird/cbc/index.html
The Pioneers Alliance is a cooperative effort by ranchers, local residents, conservationists and public lands managers to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon landscape of south-central Idaho.
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