Advocacy Alert: A Big Step in the Right Direction in Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds

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For some time there has been much ado about how to best preserve Idaho’s stunning Boulder-White Clouds mountains.  Recently, preservationists and mountain bikers combined forces to arrive at a mutually beneficial means of protecting this magnificent natural resource. The following sentence from the linked article sums up the simple perfection of this approach:  “The agreement zones the area to maintain its wilderness characteristics while continuing mountain bike access to the popular area north of Ketchum-Sun Valley.”  To read more, check out the link below:

If only the folks in Montana could have followed this model before eliminating cycling access to some of the continent’s best mountain bike routes.  From the the article:  “This agreement represents one of the best things about conservation in Idaho – people with diverse views rolling up their sleeves to work together,” said Craig Gehrke, Idaho director of he Wilderness Society.

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