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Wagonhammer RV Park & Campground will welcome the Sisters on the Fly group arriving on June 9, 2017. We have had such fun with this special group of women on past visits to Wagonhammer Campground and are excited for their return visit this year. Below is an excerpt from Sister’s on the Fly Lewis and Clark Expedition 2017.

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...What they discovered, contrary to popular opinion, is that protected areas, which presumably have higher biomass and fuels loads, had lower-severity fires than forests that were actively managed. This is not surprising if you understand why and how forests burn. First, what burns in forest fires are primarily the fine fuels such as needles, small branches, grass and shrubs. That is why in the aftermath of a fire, there are snags. The tree boles themselves seldom burn. Logging and thinning tends to put more fine fuels on the ground and promotes the growth of things such as grasses and shrubs....

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This project is to fund at least one half of the cost of a new/slightly used YANMAR SV08 1A Mini Excavator. Because our program is actively working with trail user groups we have other fundraising projects going on that are specific to trails and trail use. We expect that we cannot raise the total amount via these other projects so it is our hopes that we can gain support from individuals that value safe accesses to public lands.
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Steele Memorial Medical Center (SMMC) in Salmon, Idaho, was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for overall performance and patient perspective in the country. There are a total of 1,339 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Steele Memorial Medical Center, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™ for overall performance and patient perspective. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Missouri.
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A group is forming to help provide recommendations to the Salmon-Challis National Forest and the Salmon and Challis Field Offices of the Bureau of Land Management as the agencies move forward with updating their land-management plans. Toni Ruth is the director of Salmon Valley Stewardship, a local nonprofit organization that has been leading the effort to bring stakeholders together. Ruth said her group has been working on pulling together a collaborative group for almost a year and a half. “We have spent a lot of time and put on a lot of miles traveling throughout central Idaho to help people become more aware of the Forest Service and BLM plan revisions. We’ve had conversations with hundreds of people to find out what kinds of public-lands issues might benefit from a group of solutions-oriented citizens coming together to find some common ground,” Ruth explained...

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By LAURA ZUCKERMAN SALMON — People stranded this winter after the U.S. Forest Service ordered the closure for safety reasons of a road along the Salmon River north of here say the episode intensified worries about being cut off in future from needed supplies and emergency services. The Salmon-Challis National Forest in early February cited public health and safety concerns tied to avalanches for instituting a weekslong closure of 40-plus miles of a dirt road along the Salmon River west of North Fork, which is about 20 miles north of Salmon. The Forest Service roadway is the only access by vehicle to homes and private property for the roughly 50 people who live in an area mostly composed of public lands. Those residents said the road closure saw a temporary halt and, ultimately, a slowdown in the delivery of U.S.

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