On Monday, members of the Pioneers Alliance, including Mike Stevens of PMG and colleagues from The Nature Conservancy, Idaho Conservation League and the Bureau of Land Management, toured portions of the Friedman Creek Wilderness Study Area. This is a spectacular and remote area in the heart of the Pioneer Mountains. The area provides superb big game habitat and we were impressed by the extensive beaver activity along Friedman Creek. We hiked for several hours along an overgrown trail along Friedman Creek – the shade and water along the creek were a welcome relief from temperatures in the 90s – and came away amazed at the scale, ruggedness and beauty of the place.
In today’s Idaho Mountain Express there is an article written by Katherine Wutz about the flight Pioneer Alliance recently took with commissioners.
Read the article: Flying high for conservation
Please note, the article incorrectly states that conservation easements are held by the Lava Lake Institute. The Lava Lake Institute doesn’t hold conservation easements. The article should have said that the easements are held by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Nature Conservancy.
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