Volunteer Project October Saturday 15th
Establish new access to Slate Mountain
via the Campbell Creek Ridge Trail #7108
Details will be discussed at the following meeting and then emailed and texted to members.
Portneuf River Backcountry Horsemen meeting this Tuesday (Octoberr 12th) at 6:30 PM, in the Old Idaho Power Building, 214 East Center, Pocatello, Idaho. Park in the back and enter back of building on west side door labeled "Southeast Idaho Council of Governments, Inc".
Contributor receives a sticker, showing their support for Idaho trails
The Trails Supporter funds will be managed by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) and used for priority projects identified by the department, partner groups and the public
IDPR will work with partners to ensure needed projects are completed, with an emphasis on signage and trail clearing
Annual Minimum Donation $10
Idaho is blessed with thousands of square miles of open public land. However, access to the back country is by a network of fragile trails. Just as our roads need constant repair so do back country trails. When trails become washed out or blocked by natural downfall and overgrowth, people stop using them. Under use of a trail is as bad as over use. Horse back riders, hikers, back packers, mountain bikers, and trail runners, all share the same trail. PRBCH would like to promote cooperation among these trail users through planning, volunteer service, public education, and negotiation with government agencies.
The Federal government owns 61.6% of Idaho, only exceeded a little bit by Utah 64.9%, and a lot by Alaska 84.9%. Idaho has the greatest percent of its land in national forests 38.2%. And, while only 2.58% of the lower continental United States is designated as wilderness, Idaho contains 4.8 million acres of wilderness, 3rd largest in the U.S..