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Teton River Canyon Resource Management Plan

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In October 2006, the Bureau of Reclamation completed the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Teton River Canyon Resource Management Plan (RMP). The RMP, which was released in December 2006, will guide the future use and management of Reclamation lands in eastern Idaho along 22 miles of the Teton River above the former Teton Dam site.

The Final EA assessed the potential impacts associated with implementation of three alternatives developed by the planning team with input from the Tribes, the public, and various stakeholders. The preferred alternative includes measures to improve fish and wildlife habitat, restore native vegetation, improve recreation facilities and public access, and provide protection for cultural resources.

The Final EA resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), indicating that implementing the preferred alternative would result in no significant impacts to the natural and human environment. The Final EA contains responses to all comments received during the public comment period which ended June 6, 2006. 

The EA set the direction for preparing the RMP, which is a 15-year plan directing Reclamation’s management of these lands.
 
Documents
12/2006 Teton River Canyon Resource Management Plan PDF 5.21 mb
10/2006 Teton River Canyon Environmental Assessment and FONSI
PDF 3.93 mb
     
Public Meetings
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council
http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/get_involved/resource_advisory/idaho_falls_district.html

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov

Friends of the Teton River
http://www.tetonwater.org

Henry’s Fork Watershed Council
http://www.henrysfork.org/
 
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Contact
Clint Wertz
(208) 378-5310
cwertz@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Pacific Northwest Regional Office
1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100
Boise, Idaho 83706-123
 

Last Update: January 23, 2014 10:54 AM