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SOME BOISE NATIONAL FOREST SITES STILL CLOSED

Recreation areas in the Boise National Forest have a lighter snowpack than in recent years, so water levels in rivers and streams are lower than normal and most trails, roads and campgrounds below 7,000 feet elevation will be available for Memorial Day weekend.

Recreationists planning on going to upper elevations should contact Ranger District offices, or call the Interagency Visitor Center at 373-4100 to get information. Some of the higher elevation areas that will be closed include:

• Bull Trout Campground.



• Deadwood Reservoir has limited access via Forest Service Road 579 from Idaho 21, but Scott Mountain Road (Forest Road 555) and Clear Creek Road are closed. Clear Creek Road (Forest Road 582) is closed at the 12-mile mark from Idaho 21. Deadwood Lookout is closed until June 26.



• Campgrounds in the Trinity Recreation area, including Big Trinity, Little Trinity, Big Roaring and Little Roaring campgrounds.



• The road to the Graham Guard Station Cabin providing access to Graham.



WOMEN IN NATURE WORKSHOP IN BUHL JUNE 12-13

This one-night and one-day workshop is at the Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area, north of Buhl.

The workshop, hosted by Women in Nature and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, will include courses on Dutch oven cooking, outdoor photography, kayaking, outdoor art, fly fishing, archery, mountain biking, trap shooting, fishing and GPS/geocache.

The $35 registration fee will cover meals and instruction. Participants must have a tent and sleeping bag and all personal gear. To learn more or register, call Sandy Bosteder at 539-3093 or TanaRae Alberti at 324-4359.

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