LWCF Funded Units in Idaho

Federal Program  
Big Wood River  
Blackwell Island  
Boise Front ACEC  
Bruneau River  
City of Rocks NRes  
Clearwater NF  
Hagerman Fossil Beds
Hells Canyon NRA  
Henrys Lake ACEC  
Hulls Gulch  
Lewis and Clark NHT  
Lower Salmon ACEC  
Middle Fork
Clearwater WSR
Middle Fork Salmon
Minidoka NHS  
Nez Perce NHP  
Payette NF  
Salmon WSR  
St Joe WSR  
Sawtooth NF  
Sawtooth NRA  
Snake River Birds of
Prey NCA
Soda Springs Hills  
Upper Snake/South
Fork Snake
Wolf Lodge/Beauty
Lewis and Clark
Approximate Total Federal
State Program  
Approximate Total Stateside Grants
Total Federal and State $190,000,000

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LWCF Success in Idaho

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect some of Idaho’s most treasured places. Idaho has received approximately $190 million over the past four decades, protecting places such as the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the Salmon Wild and Scenic River.

Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area was established by Congress in 1993 to protect North America’s largest concentration of birds of prey. The area encompasses 485,000 acres of land and houses about 800 pairs of eagles, owls and falcons. Rather than the birds being on display, the NCA is an area in which humans can view the birds’ natural habitat, nesting and hunting grounds. The area provides numerous other recreation opportunities such as boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and scenic/wildlife viewing.

Economic Benefits

Active outdoor recreation is an important part of the Idaho economy. The Outdoor Industry Association has found that active outdoor recreation supports 37,000 jobs across Idaho, generates $154 million in annual state tax revenue and produces $2.2 billion annually in retail sales and services across Idaho - accounting for nearly 5 percent of gross state product.  The U.S. Census Bureau reports that each year over 1.0 million people participate in hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching in Idaho contributing $923 million to the state economy.  With full LWCF funding, Idaho’s outdoor recreation economy will stay strong and continue to create sustainable long-term economic growth.

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