Letters From the West

Elephant’s Perch owner Rosso explains how to resolve trail conflicts (video)

I’m working on a story for this weekend about how Blaine County residents view the Boulder-White Clouds National Monument proposal, a project we are partnering up with our friends at Idaho Public Television for.

But we split up one day and I interviewed Elephant’s Perch owner Bob Rosso about resolving recreation conflicts. What he says about how snowmobile and ski conflicts were reconciled in the Boulder Mountains could be used in the larger economic and cultural discussions about the future of the Salmon River country.

Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America and co-producer of the movie Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone, which was inspired by the book and broadcast on A&E Network. He also co-authored the Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho and the Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho with Ken Retallic. He also was on the Statesman’s team that covered the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news in 2007. The National Wildlife Federation awarded him its Conservation Achievement Award.

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