The Boulder-White Clouds are Idaho at its best-stunning beauty, clear water and rich wildlife habitat. For decades, Idahoans have worked to conserve these mountains and strike a balance between protection, access and responsible use. That vision should move forward and our leaders in Washington, DC, should take note. It is imperative that this pristine land be used wisely and left whole and healthy for our kids and grandkids.
Idaho's public lands-especially special places like the Boulder-White Clouds-are important to Idahoans and all Americans. It's our responsibility to make sure they remain pristine and beautiful long into the future so act now!
Take a couple of minutes to make Boulder-White Clouds a national monument!
The Boulder-White Clouds of Central Idaho represent part of the largest unprotected landscape in the lower 48. For more than a decade, Idahoans have worked to protect this region through a collaborative legislative path that has been blocked by Congress's inability to get work done.
This spectacular area contains the headwaters of four major rivers and boasts important alpine regions, with 150 mountains over 10,000 feet. The abundance of habitat and winter range creates a sanctuary for elusive and threatened plant and animal species. This wild country is also the setting for numerous mining ghost towns and Native American sites including historic hunting and fishing grounds.
A national monument designation would benefit the area in a number of ways:
- Protecting this landscape now and forever
- Protecting high-quality habitat, pristine watersheds and rich historical sites
- Creating jobs and economic opportunity
We need your help to break through the congressional gridlock and encourage President Barack Obama to designate the Boulder-White Clouds as a national monument that would protect this pristine landscape, ensure wise use and leave it whole and healthy for your children and grandchildren.
Photo: John McCarthy