Salmon-Challis National Forest
The Salmon-Challis National Forest is similarly bestowed with incredible, rugged scenery, vast roadless areas, and two of the nation’s iconic rivers — the Middle Fork and Main Salmon. In this area, we’ve been involved for several years with the Central Idaho Public Lands Collaborative, a group of diverse stakeholders whose mission is to develop recommendations for the management of public lands that reflect the needs and desires of the general public. Unfortunately, progress on the revision of the Salmon-Challis Forest Plan is currently far behind schedule. Nevertheless, a new Forest Plan for this special part of Central Idaho is inevitable. When Forest Plan revision resumes in the Salmon-Challis, we will work to protect large, connected landscapes in the Pioneer Mountains, Lemhi Range, and around Idaho’s tallest peak–Mt. Borah. ICL will also work to convince the Forest Service to identify potential additions to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, including the headwaters and key tributaries of the Middle Fork Salmon River. We would also like the Forest Service to protect habitat for wolverine, bighorn sheep, and grizzly bears across the region.