August 25, 2010

First Owyhee Land Transactions Announced

Signing opens critical public access to wilderness

Boise - The land management and access partnerships envisioned under the Owyhee Initiative will take a big step tomorrow as the first two major land management transactions are completed to open critical public access into the new Owyhee wilderness areas created under the legislation. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who convened the eight-year collaborative effort resulting in the Owyhee Public Lands Management Act, will join Owyhee County rancher Mike Hanley and local conservation and sporting interests to discuss the land transactions. Visuals of the transactions, including maps, will be present at the news conference.

WHO: Idaho Senator Mike Crapo
Mike Hanley, Owyhee County Rancher
Lou Lunte, The Nature Conservancy
David Kirk, The Wilderness Land Trust
Herb Meyr, Idaho Sportsman

WHEN: Thursday, August 26, 11:15 a.m.
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's Boise Office
251 E. Front Street, Suite 205, Conference Room