- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015

BYINGTON, Idaho (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management is considering what to do about reports of overcrowding on the South Fork of the Snake River.

The Post Register reports (https://is.gd/35HGAF ) the Upper Snake Field Office of the BLM will be holding a series of focus group and gathering input in other ways during a 30-day public comment period.

Proposed solutions include limiting the number of people who float the river, limiting boat access, limiting outfitter use and requiring campsite reservations.

Different river users - from fishermen to floaters - agree the river is crowded but they blame different people.

The timing of a decision will depend on how many comments BLM receives, and how many various scenarios are suggested. The BLM is hoping for a decision by winter.

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Information from: Post Register, https://www.postregister.com


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