US agencies OK Idaho wilderness plans for pristine areas

US agencies OK Idaho wilderness plans for pristine areas

News Type: Regional, Federal Source: AP News
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The final management plan has been approved for the last two of Idaho’s three most recent wilderness areas that protect some of the most pristine landscapes in central Idaho.

The signing on Tuesday of the Hemingway-Boulders and Cecil D. Andrus White Clouds Wilderness Management Plan by the U.S. Forest Service puts the finishing touches on a nearly two-decade effort by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho.

The Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management signed off on the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness Plan earlier this month.