The Snake River Corridor - Idaho
Gliding through mountains, canyons, meadows, and the vast farmlands of the Snake River plains, lined with commanding cottonwood galleries and a lush shrub understory, the Snake River Corridor is truly a beautiful and unique destination. The area offers diverse recreational opportunities with over 300,000 visits per year and sustains a broad variety of plant, fish, bird and wildlife populations.
It is also home to the federally threatened Ute ladies’ tresses orchid and is a world-famous blue ribbon fishery, supporting the largest wild Yellowstone cutthroat trout population outside of Yellowstone National Park. The first World Fly Fishing Championship in North America was even hosted here in 1997. Thanks in part to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) this area will continue to be preserved and enjoyed.
Photo copyright: Leland Howard
Great photo of BLM-managed lands in Idaho, supported by the Land and Water Conservation Fund!
Check out "This Week at Interior, July 11, 2014" that highlights ways in which the LWCF supports outdoor recreation, local conservation, historic places and clean water projects across the country.
The video includes great footage of BLM Director Kornze and partners biking at Oregon’s Sandy Ridge Trails, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the LWCF Act. See photos from the event on BLM Oregon’s Flickr Site. #SeeBLM #SeeOregon #BLMproud