Massacre & Castle Rocks: Your Advocacy in Action

01/20/2012

Date: 1/20/2012

In mid-November we blasted an Action Alert asking for your help after the BLM proposed a new climbing ban at Massacre and proposed making its current temporary ban at Castle Rocks permanent due to fears that climbing could potentially have negative impacts on cultural resources at both locations. Concerned climbers submitted hundreds of letters to the BLM outlining reasonable compromises that allow climbing and protection of cultural resources. Thanks to your advocacy and the hard work of Boise Climbers Alliance, the Eastern Idaho Climbers Coalition, and members of Idaho’s Congressional Delegation, the BLM has reconsidered its proposal. They are in the process of developing separate environmental assessments for Massacre Rocks and Castle Rocks, which will include an option that allows climbing. While the outcome is still uncertain, this is good progress. Stay tuned e-news for updates.