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Date: 04/12/2011
IDAHO - Update -S1001 Passes - Park Caretaker/Host Needed - Help Shape Idaho Recreational Future
Dear BRC Alert Subscriber,
We thought we'd pass along a couple of updates. First off, and you probably have heard the good news, S1001 passed the Idaho Legislature. Cool!
The second item is a volunteer opportunity from Idaho Parks and Recreation.
The third is a note about an opportunity to have your voice in how IDP&R manages outdoor recreation in Idaho. This could be an influential survey, so please take a moment to respond.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
Thanks you to everyone who was involved,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107
S1001 Passes - Thank You To Everyone That Helped
Thanks to everyone who made calls or sent emails, S1001 passed the Idaho Legislature and was sent to the Governor on April 8th for his signature.
S1001 - SPECIALTY OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES - Amends existing law relating to all-terrain vehicles, utility type vehicles, specialty off-highway vehicles or motorbikes to revise provisions relating to certain operators of all-terrain vehicles, utility type vehicles, specialty off-highway vehicles or motorbikes on certain roads, to provide that certain unlicensed operators on national forest roads must have completed a safety course, to provide that a certificate or proof of completion shall be in the possession of the unlicensed operator and shall be provided for inspection upon request.
Park Caretaker/Host Needed

Idaho Parks & Recreation is looking for anyone one who is interested in being a campground host for the summer at Idaho's only OHV based state park. The position is as Park Caretaker/Host at the Land of the Yankee Fork - Bayhorse Unit, near Challis, Idaho.
The Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation Volunteer Services Program fosters highly effective volunteer engagement throughout all state parks and programs. We strive to attract and involve multiple resources from local, statewide, and international communities in order to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans.
Read all the details and job description HERE.
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 83720 • Boise ID 83720-0065 • 208-334-4199 • fax: 208-334-5232​
Rick Just, Comprehensive Planning Manager, 208-514-2480;
FAX 334-3741,
You can have your say on the future
of outdoor recreation in Idaho
BOISE-The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) wants your opinion about outdoor recreation in Idaho. Are recreation opportunities increasing? Are fees charged for camping competitive? Is solitude still easy to find in Idaho?
You can comment on outdoor recreation issues already identified, or post issues of your own at IDPR Planning Chief Rick Just says this is an idea generator, not a survey.
"Often if your address wasn't randomly selected, you don't get to participate in a survey," Just said. "This time, everyone can participate. We want to know what's important to you."
IDPR wants to hear about recreation issues everywhere in the state, not just in state parks. The agency produces the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Plan (SCORTP) every five years for all recreation providers, public, private, local, state and federal. The plan ranks issues and opportunities identified by citizens, and IDPR adjusts its criteria for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants in order to help meet those needs.
"The Idaho Recreation Futures site is one method we're using this year to stay in touch with citizen needs," Just said. "If it proves popular, we'll probably just leave it in place."

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