AW News: Step Up and Protect Idaho’s Wild Rivers
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Lovers of #IdahoWhitewater where you at?! This is a crux time for almost 1000 miles of Idaho’s best whitewater rivers. Take a few minutes this week to send an email in support of rivers and creeks in central Idaho, no matter where you live. We make it easy with American Whitewater’s quick send templated letter.
Whitewater streams in the Lochsa, Selway, Clearwater, and Salmon watersheds were proposed for protection through a Forest Planning process, but local officials and organizations have applied political pressure and demanded that the Forest Service act (illegally) to strip the planned protections from these rivers through a process they call « suitability. »
This really is an important moment for Idaho rivers, and paddlers have an opportunity to oppose Forest Service plans to strip proposed protections from 89 rivers! The Forest Service really needs to hear from paddlers across the country and it takes just a few minutes to send them a letter. The Forest Service is hearing from a few local groups loudly and clearly — and they need to hear from people who want to see these rivers retain their protections. If you have ever paddled, or hope to explore this stunning part of Idaho, please speak up today!