Bike Group and Environmentalists Agree on Boulder-White Clouds Proposal
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmentalists and mountain bikers have reached agreement on a proposal for protecting the Boulder-White Clouds as a national monument. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the agreement creates zones to maintain wilderness characteristics in some areas, while continuing mountain bike access to the popular area north of Sun Valley. The Idaho Conservation League, Wood River Bicycle Coalition, International Mountain Bicycling Association and The Wilderness Society worked for months on the proposal they will present to the Obama administration. They seek protection of the 500,000-acre roadless area managed by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.