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Idaho Ranchers Round Up Owyhee Wilderness Support in Congress

May 22, 2007

Idaho ranchers, along with conservation groups and outfitting companies, are trying to round up support in Congress for the “Owyhee Initiative” today. It's a new-generation wilderness proposal that is designed to preserve not just land and historic sites, but future economic prosperity. Owyhee County rancher Cindy Bachman is in D.C.

“[As we] preserve the ranching industry and our heritage, we also preserve landscape at the same time.”

The initiative protects over 500,000 acres of remote land as wilderness, as well as supporting family ranching operations. It even supports responsible motorized use, something rare in a wilderness bill. Critics of the plan say it doesn't do enough to protect wilderness.

Bachman says families have been ranching in the proposed wilderness area for generations, and they assume responsibility as stewards of the land...

“If we're not living out there on the land, the land will not be protected.”

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo (R) introduced the Owyhee Initiative.

Deborah Smith/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - ID