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Mon., Jan. 13, 2014, 10:55 a.m.

Would Sawtooths benefit from national monument status?

The Sawtooth Mountains are among Idaho's most popular hiking destinations. (Rich Landers)
The Sawtooth Mountains are among Idaho's most popular hiking destinations. (Rich Landers)

PUBLIC LANDS -- A group that's been a watchdog over the spectacular Sawtooth Mountains in central Idaho is wary of elevating the national status of the area.

Sawtooth Society wary about proposed Idaho national monument
The Sawtooth Society has been involved with Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Idaho since 1997, and a new push to put those lands, as well as others into a new Boulder-White Clouds National Monument has the group calling for an all-inclusive examination of just what creating a monument would mean for those lands and the communities adjacent to them.
--Twin Falls Times-News




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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