October 5, 2006

Boulder White Clouds/CIEDRA

The Central Idaho Development and Recreation Act (CIEDRA) is the topic this week. Marcia Franklin talks with Representative Mike Simpson, the bill's sponsor, and with members of organizations who have a stake in its outcome.

CIEDRA would designate as wilderness more than 300,000 acres in the Boulder-White Clouds region of Central Idaho. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) recently held a hearing on the Act, and expressed concerns about some of its provisions. At the same time, he said he would work with all the parties to see if a compromise could be found. The legislation has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives.