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Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act H.R. 222. Four Components Addressed in Legislation. 1. Economic development in Custer County. 2. Recreation and motorized users who need certainty to guarantee continued access.

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Central idaho economic development and recreation act h r 222
Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation ActH.R. 222


Four components addressed in legislation
Four Components Addressed in Legislation

1. Economic development in Custer County.

2. Recreation and motorized users who need certainty to guarantee continued access.

3. Ensuring ranchers, outfitters, miners and others to operate on public lands in Boulder-White Clouds.

4. Creates wilderness areas = 318,765 acres; plus releasing 131,616 acres of wilderness study areas.


1 economic development in custer county
1. Economic Development in Custer County.

  • $5 million to Custer County

  • Transfer of Federal Lands to Custer County

  • Transfer of Federal Lands to Blaine County

  • Transfer of Federal Lands to Stanley, Clayton, Challis and Mackay


Federal land transfers included in h r 222
Federal Land Transfers Included in H.R. 222

  • Blaine County Conveyances, Map #1 total 276 acres / 3 parcels

  • Blaine County Conveyances, Map #2 total 168 acres / 2 parcels

  • City of Clayton Conveyances, Clayton Map / 33 acres / 4 parcels

  • Custer County and City of Mackay / 853 acres / 6 parcels

  • Custer County and City of Challis / 3,198 / 6 parcels

  • Stanley and Custer County / 162 acres/ 3 parcels

  • State of Idaho Ada County Motorized Park / 1000 acres



Ciedra considers all recreation users
CIEDRA Considers All Recreation Users guarantee continued access.

  • Authorizes the First-Ever Wheel Chair Accessible Trails in Wilderness

  • Locks in existing Motorized use for ATV and snowmobiles.

  • Protects approx. 318,000 Acres as Wilderness


3 ensuring ranchers outfitters and others to operate on public land in the bwc
3. Ensuring Ranchers, Outfitters, and others to operate on public land in the BWC.

  • Grazing Memorandum of Agreement

  • Outfitters and Guides permit extension


4 creates 318 765 acres of wilderness area
4. Creates 318,765 acres of public land in the BWC. Wilderness Area


Three wilderness areas 318 765 acres an area almost the size of rhode island
Three Wilderness Areas = 318,765 acres public land in the BWC. An area almost ½ the size of Rhode Island

  • Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness

  • (110,438 acres)

  • White Clouds Wilderness (76,657 acres)

  • Jerry Peak Wilderness (131,670 acres)


The following organizations individuals support all and or part of h r 222

Blaine County public land in the BWC.

Boulder-White Clouds Council

City of Bellevue

City of Sun Valley

City Council of the City of Hailey

City Council of the City of Ketchum

City Council of the City of Stanley

Campaign for America’s Wilderness

Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group

Custer County

Idaho Conservation League

Izaak Walton League of America

Living Independent Network Corporation

National Public Lands Grazing Campaign

National Wildlife Federation

The Wilderness Society

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports

Sawtooth Society

Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Trout Unlimited

Cecil Andrus (D-ID), former Governor of Idaho and Former Secretary of the Department of Interior

James McClure (R-ID), former U.S. Senator Idaho

Bethine Church, former president of the Sawtooth Society and wife of the late Senator Frank Church (D-ID)

More than 150 Idaho businesses support Congressman Simpson’s efforts to protect the BWC Area as wilderness.

More than 5,000 Idahoans have written in support of Congressman Simpson’s efforts.

The following organizations/individuals support all and/or part of H.R. 222


Ciedra
CIEDRA public land in the BWC.

  • Releases 131,616 acres of Wilderness Study Areas

  • Creates BWCMA 503,737 acres of USFS and BLM land surrounding wilderness areas


To find out more
To Find out more… public land in the BWC.

  • Login towww.house.gov/simpson click on legislation then click on CIEDRA

  • Mike can be found in the iTunes Store on the PBS show NOW or by visiting pbs.org


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