The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), would designate more than 275,000 acres of snowy peaks and gorgeous lake-filled terrain as wilderness in the Boulder-White Cloud Mountains, one of the largest intact roadless areas in the country that lacks permanent protection.
Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation (SBFC) is encouraging Idahoans to purchase license plates that salute the neighboring Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas, with proceeds supporting stewardship of the two protected areas and trails.
After decades of fighting for wilderness protections, Bethine Church passed away in December at her home in Boise at the age of 90. Often heralded as the matriarch of Idaho's Democratic party, Bethine was also well known as a passionate wilderness advocate.
Idaho’s Clearwater Basin now has a blueprint for the future to protect world class recreation opportunities and pristine landscapes, in addition to creating jobs and providing funding for wilderness stewardship.