Thirteen rivers and creeks in the headwaters were protected by the Omnibus Public Lands Bill-

Forest staff to implement Snake protections. By The Associated Press. Billings Gazette.

Because the point of the bill is to keep things the way they are, keeping things the way they are doesn’t require a great amount of work to implement. However, there is some.

The bill designated 388 miles of wild, scenic or recreational rivers. The creeks and rivers included are portions of Bailey Creek, Blackrock Creek, Buffalo Fork of Snake River, Crystal Creek, Granite Creek, Gros Ventre River, Hoback River, Lewis, Pacific Creek, Shoal Creek, Snake River, Willow Creek, and Wolf Creek.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Bridger-Teton National Forest begins implementation of Snake River Headwaters Wild and Scenic Rivers bill

  1. avatar BobCaesar says:

    Just wonder why in the heck Ditch Creek isn’t included here? It does flow into the Snake beteen the Gros Ventre and Spread Creek, but in Aug people suck all the water out to water their lawns. And they don’t even have lawns, but do it just because the want to preserve the water rights.
    Oh well….. Thankfull the big pict is terrific!

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