On July 21, the Idaho chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers organized a volunteer stewardship project along the Salmon River. Sixteen people from around Idaho floated a section of the river below Challis and concentrated their efforts on removing weeds and trash from the islands in the river. The event was organized by Ace Hess, BHA High Divide Coordinator, and received ample help from Challis BLM staff and local businesses.
The crew filled and removed nearly 30 bags of spotted knapweed, leafy spurge, thistle and trash! The islands of the Salmon river are important fish and wildlife habitat and removing noxious weeds will improve the habitat for a wide array of animals that use the area.