BOISE • State lawmakers officially began their efforts Tuesday to wrest control from the federal government millions of acres of public forest, backcountry and rangelands across the state. Read More.....
To all NFMS ALAA members and Rockhounds:
We are asking you to contact your Senators and Congressmen asking that the Boulder- White Cloud area in IDAHO not be made a national monument. Our Senators and Congressmen must know we, rockhounds, and there are thousands of us in the Northwest, want the Boulder- White Cloud area to remain as is. The National Monument status could effectly stop rockhounding within this area and severly curtail all other recreation there.
The Director’s Protest Resolution Reports analyze each unique or summarized protest issue statement received on each individual BLM Proposed Resource Management Plan to determine whether the State Director followed established procedures, considered relevant information in reaching proposed decisions, and whether the proposed decisions are consistent with the applicable statutes, regulations, and BLM policy.
The following Director’s Protest Resolution Reports are available for online viewing or download.
American Agriculture was saved by the US Government developing a soil conservation program. Conservation eventually was widely accepted by farmers, although cash payments had to be used, and the same eroded land, in most cases, is now productive. One can view the situation on our public lands in much the same light. Recreationists, for the most, will work with the responsible government agencies in order to have access to public lands. They are the conservationists. While the environmentalists see locking up the lands to "protect them" as the only viable alternative. They are the preservationists. Preservation can work but lost use and income from sale of renewable resources makes preservation expensive. While conservation allows access to and use of the land and sale of renewable resources, making public ownership far less expensive. Everett Headrick Northern Idaho ALAA Representative