Letters from the West

July 16, 2014

BLM proposes Owyhee land exchange with Idaho

The BLM has proposed a land exchange for 560 acres of state land inside six wilderness areas.

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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."