IDAHO MTN EXPRESS 5-8-19 Surveying the roof of Idaho

May 8, 2019
Rorah

Express photo by Roland Lane

original article: https://www.mtexpress.com/wood_river_journal/features/surveying-the-roof-of-idaho/article_9a1b527c-711f-11e9-ac77-033becd72e91.html

Borah Peak, which at 12,662 feet is the highest mountain in the Lost River Range and in Idaho, glistens in the morning sunshine on Sunday. The nonprofit organization EcoFlight flew local elected officials and media members over the region east of the Ketchum-Sun Valley area to survey the wilderness of the Lost River Range and Pioneer Mountains. Josh Johnson, Central Idaho conservation associate for the nonprofit Idaho Conservation League, said, “This EcoFlight will help raise awareness of the places we are working to protect. … Flying over existing recommended wilderness areas such as Borah Peak and the Pioneer Mountains allows one to truly appreciate the value of the protections afforded to those places for the past 40 years.” Johnson said continued protections could help provide clean water, clean air and habitat for wildlife, in addition to outdoor recreation.

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