What The Future Hold For Cedar Fields?
Kimberly, Idaho (KMVT-TV) – This Tuesday in Kimberly, a special subcommittee formed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Twin Falls District Advisory Council met to discuss the future of the Cedar Fields’ Wilderness Area east of Burley.
During Tuesday’s meeting the subcommittee discussed issues that are forcing many state run agencies to take a long look at the areas future.
Cedar Fields is best known for its rich Native American past and holds many of the footnotes left behind by those early Southern Idaho inhabitants.
But the area is also known for many outdoor activities... Some that have come to damage a few historical sites.
At the meeting the council discussed some of those issues including rock climbing, camping, staging and new trail building.
A formal comment period was also held during the meeting so that the public had a chance to voice their opinions about the future of Cedar Fields.
Heather Tiel-Nelson from the Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council.
“So tonight’s subcommittee is actually trying to work together to listen to the concerns of the public and be able to bring forth a recommendation. We’re definitely wanting to make the right decision here about the activity that should occur out at Cedar Fields.”
After Tuesdays meeting, the subcommittee will next go in front of the BLM – Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council and will review all of the public’s input.
Then in September the council will come back with an ultimate decision for the Cedar Fields Area.