Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chukar foundation supports national monument


    My first view of the White Cloud Range in the early 1970s was from the south after a major hike up a ribbon of a wagon trail whose shadows are of silver miners and ore wagons going between the mining ghost town of Boulder, located on an extremely high slope on the southeastern side of the Boulder Mountains, and Ketchum, Idaho.
    There still remain a few hollow wooden structures in Boulder that represent the mining legacy of the area and the development of the Union Pacific Railroad’s Ketchum depot (the basis for the development of the world-class ski area known as Sun Valley) for the transfer of the area’s silver and gold ore into American industry. The proposed Boulder-White Clouds National Monument is a national wilderness debt that we owe to all future generations of Idahoans and Americans.
    For several decades, there have been bipartisan efforts to protect this still-remote yet accessible area as wilderness or a national monument. The Boulder-White Clouds area deserves to be permanently protected to ensure that it will remain open to hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation, and that this Idaho outdoor heritage will thrive for all future Americans.
Drew Wahlin, President, Idaho Chukar Foundation
Meridian, Idaho




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