MAY 19, 2005
Cape Horn -- Taken off Rep. Simpson's Chopping Block
Due to public uproar, Rep. Simpson has pulled the Cape Horn land
giveaway out of his 2005 CIEDRA (Central Idaho Economic Development
and Recreation Act) bill. His 2004 bill would have delivered 960
acres of wildlife habitat on the Challis National Forest to Custer
County for real estate and commercial development.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO CONTACTED REP.
SIMPSON AND PROTESTED -- YOU HELPED PROTECT CAPE HORN AND KEEP THIS
BEAUTIFUL PLACE INTACT.
Unfortunately, CIEDRA is proposing to give away 162 acres of SNRA
lands near Stanley to Custer County and the City of Stanley for
development. These acres include prime wildlife and fish habitat.
READ MORE ABOUT CIEDRA 2005.
There are 15 photos in the slideshow at right.
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Beautiful Cape Horn Flowers & the Sawtooth Mountains
*Slide 2: Marsh Creek in
*Slide 3: Autumn on
Marsh Creek wild spawning waters
*Slide 4: Marsh Creek
sign about wild chinook salmon
*Slide 5: Cape Hornís
streams are important for wild salmon
*Slide 6: View from
Vader Overlook of Dry Creek watershed
*Slide 7: Upper Dry
Creek meadows & forests
*Slide 8: Signs of the
future along primitive Dry Creek road?
*Slide 9: A small power
line currently goes through Cape Horn
*Slide 10: View of
Vader Meadows in Cape Horn from Dry Creek
*Slide 11: Sheep
grazing is a traditional use in Dry Creek
Large herds of elk inhabit Dry Creek and the Cape Horn region
*Slide 13: June flowers
in Dry Creek and Cape Horn are magnificent!
*Slide 14: Keep Cape
Horn undeveloped! Save these views!
Winter solitude abounds at Dry Creek & Cape Horn