April 06, 2015

Idaho Leaders to Discuss Lake Lowell Agreement

New management plan keeps boats and recreation at Deer Flat

Nampa.  - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador, the Canyon County Board of Commissioners, a contingent of Idaho state lawmakers led by Representative Christy Perry, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Manager Annette de Knijf, and local sporting and historical interests will discuss the status of boating and recreation on Lake Lowell during a news conference Wednesday.

Members of the Idaho Congressional Delegation, Commissioners and Idaho legislators joined with Canyon County residents and businesses to press for changes in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's comprehensive plan for the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, including Lake Lowell.  Following at least two public meetings at the lake and several public hearings, the Service will maintain recreational options on the lake in the agency's new Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP).  That plan has now been officially signed.

News Conference Updating CCP and Recreation at Lake Lowell and Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge :

Wednesday, April 8 th:

1:00 PM
Deer Flat National Refuge Lower Dam Recreation Area, off Riverside Road and Idaho 55

Speakers:

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador

Canyon County Board of Commissioners

Idaho State Senators and Representatives, including Representative Christy Perry

Justin Harrison, Idaho Water Sports

Joe Bell, Lake Lowell Historian

Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Manager Annette de Knijf

Location is the Lake Lowell parking lot, accessed by taking Riverside Road from Idaho State Highway 55.