Wilderness proposal passes committee

Jul 24, 2006
The U.S. House Resources Committee last week approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Simpson, R-ID, which will create 492 square miles of federal land in central Idaho as protected wilderness while conveying other public land to the state and local governments. Lloyd Knight, executive vice president of the Idaho Cattle Association, said the group is still opposed to the legislation. “We are concerned about the addition of more wilderness in the state....

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