Draft Environmental Statement, Boise District Agricultural Development

Draft Environmental Statement, Boise District Agricultural Development

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 197? edition. Excerpt: ...pheasants. The tracts would have public access for recreational hunting. It is estimated that 18,000 acres of isolated wildlife tracts would generate 6,600 hunter days annually in the ES area (BIM Burley District 1979 survey estimates that each acre of isolated tracts equals.37 hunter days per season). This would generate $80,520 ($12.20 x 6,600 hunter days) expended by hunters using the isolated tracts if the value for a hunter day is used from the Chapter 2 Recreation section. It is expected that some farmers would not allow public hunting on their land and some would. Farmland open to hunting would create an additional opportunity for sportsmen. Probably, isolated tracts would offer the better combination of habitat conditions to attract pheasants during the fall hunting period, however. Certain species of waterfowl (see Chapter 2, Wildlife) feed on grain. Farmland open to hunting could give sportsmen a chance to field hunt for ducks and geese. Overall, public hunting access on 111,015 acres of new farmland is impossible to estimate but there would be a net hunting gain in the ES area due to the isolated tracts program, and some farms undoubtedly would be left open for sportsmen. Rockhounding Ten known rock collecting areas were identified within the ES area. Under the proposed action, an estimated 9 percent of these areas would be converted to privately owned farms which are often unavailable for public use. If these disturbed rockhounding areas remained open to public use during those seasons when the land was not being actively farmed, a beneficial impact would occur since the vegetative removal and soil disturbance associated with farming would uncover collectable rocks. Water Based Activities The proposed action impact on the Snake River...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553659
  • 9781236553652