The Central Idaho Development and Recreation Act (CIEDRA) is the topic this week. Marcia Franklin talks with Representative Mike Simpson, the bill's sponsor, and with members of organizations who have a stake in its outcome.
CIEDRA would designate as wilderness more than 300,000 acres in the Boulder-White Clouds region of Central Idaho. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) recently held a hearing on the Act, and expressed concerns about some of its provisions. At the same time, he said he would work with all the parties to see if a compromise could be found. The legislation has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives.