A high power line runs through the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey Conservation Area south of Kuna.
A high power line runs through the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey Conservation Area south of Kuna. Idaho Statesman file photo
A high power line runs through the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey Conservation Area south of Kuna. Idaho Statesman file photo
Letters from the West

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BLM chooses transmission line routes that avoid private land, sage grouse habitat

October 06, 2016 1:15 PM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."