CIEDRA Facts and Figures

New Wilderness Areas

Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness—110,370 acres of federal land in the Sawtooth and Challis National Forests will become the Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness, to be managed by the Sawtooth National Forest.

White Clouds Wilderness— 90,888 acres of federal land in the Sawtooth and Challis National Forests will become the White Clouds Wilderness, to be managed by the Sawtooth National Forest.

Jerry Peak Wilderness—131,670 acres of federal land in the Challis National Forest and Challis District of the Bureau of Land Management will become the Jerry Peak Wilderness, to be managed by the Challis BLM.


Wilderness Study Areas Released

The following areas totaling 131,616 acres have been studied for wilderness and will be released to be managed as lands within the Challis BLM, Sawtooth National Recreation Area or Salmon-Challis National Forest:

  • The Jerry Peak Wilderness Study Area
  • The Jerry Peak West Wilderness Study Area
  • The Corral-Horse Basin Wilderness Study Area
  • The Boulder Creek Wilderness Study Area

Appropriations Funding

The following grants have been secured for Custer County and the surrounding Boulder-White Clouds communities:

  • $1,000,000 grant to Custer County, Idaho for economic development pending passage of CIEDRA  (FY06 Interior Appropriations Bill)
  • $885,000 grant to Custer County, Idaho, to construct a community center (FY08/09/10 HUD/EDI Appropriations Bill)
  • $400,000 grant to Custer County to purchase medical equipment for EMT services and county health clinics (FY10 HHS/HRSA Appropriations Bill)
  • $3.75 million for improvements to Trail Creek Highway/Forest Highway 66 in Custer County which will improve recreational access. (FY10 THUD Appropriations Bill)

The following funding has been secured for the US Forest Service Sawtooth National Recreation Area to improve recreation and access:

  • $500,000 grant to the SNRA for trail maintenance and improvements (FY10 Interior Appropriations Bill)
  • $500,000 grant to the SNRA for maintenance and improvements of existing motorized trails and areas within the SNRA (FY10 Interior Appropriations Bill)
  • $200,000 grant to the SNRA for the improvement of two existing trails to provide primitive wheelchair access at Murdock Creek and Phyllis Lake (FY10 Interior Appropriations Bill)
  • $400,000 grant to the SNRA for acquiring land to build a recreational bike/snowmobile access trail between Redfish Lake and Stanley (FY10 Interior Appropriations Bill)

 

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