Revision for Upper and Lower East Fork Salmon River Cattle Allotments
New allotment plans are being prepared and 10-year grazing permits authorizing cattle
grazing will be reissued. The two allotments lie entirely within the
Boulder-White Cloud Mountains and include Railroad Ridge, Frog Lake,
Sullivan Lake, Little and Big Boulder Creeks, Germania Creek, Bowery
Creek, West Fork and South Fork of the East Fork Salmon. Public scoping is
complete and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is underway. EIS
release is expected later this year (2003). SEE BELOW
Update March 2003: The SNRA has released its draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower and Upper East Fork Allotment revision. There are three alternatives: continue current use, reduce use, and no grazing. The document is available on line at www.fs.fed.us/r4/sawtooth. Hard copies can be obtained at the SNRA headquarters north of Ketchum, or Stanley Ranger Station.
We support Alternative 3, which phases out grazing. A no-grazing plan is by far the best solution to stopping cattle degradation of streams, creeks, springs, lakes and uplands in the Boulder-White Clouds. Also, to ending constant conflicts between cattle and recreationists. Public comments to the Sawtooth Forest are due on the proposed action by May 30th, 2003.
AT the final East Fork Salmon River grazing decision.
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