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.