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Action Needed!

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area has released a Scoping Proposed Action for an SNRA Outfitter and Guide Management Plan. There is a short turnaround time to provide comment/feedback to the Forest Service.

As Outfitters and Guides our voices are stronger together. 

Please take the time to complete ALL  three (3) of the actions below.

Please read the plan first! Access it here


1. Fill out this Input/Survey Form by End of Day, Friday April 16th!!

  • The form is a very broadly framed outline for permitee insight/comment. 
  • When your submit the form, your comments will be sent to IOGA.
    • This is not the official USFS comment form. you must submit your official comments to the USFS/SNRA independently before May 2. 
  • IOGA will compile and review all feedback received from SNRA permittees (who submit the form linked above) in order to be able to present the SNRA a summary of common concerns, questions, issues and themes.
  • The goal is to be able to identify 'overarching' questions or concerns from the industry/permitees rather than operationally specific ones.   

2. Attend/participate in the meeting

  • Date/ time: Info below. We will use your feedback on the plan to create an agenda of issues to discuss.
  • If we (IOGA) get enough survey responses and otherwise hear from enough of you that you're interested, we are open to setting up a meeting with just SNRA permittees/outfitters in advance of the Zoom meeting with SNRA staff. 
3. Submit Your Own Official Comments by May 2.
  • HOW TO COMMENT on the PROPOSED ACTION (formally)
    • To be most helpful in the planning process, please submit comments by May 2nd. Submit your comments online at
    • If you are not able to access the online form, comments may also be submitted by regular mail to Sawtooth NRA Headquarters Office; Attention: Outfitter and Guide Management Plan Comments; 5 North Fork Canyon Road; Ketchum, ID 83340.
    • For additional information, please contact Susan James (Recreation Program Manager, 
Topic: Sawtooth NRA Outfitter/Guide Meeting
Time: Apr 23, 2021 03:00 PM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 424 746 0425
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Relevant Links/Documents:
  1. Proposed Action
  2. Presentation: Outfitter & Guide Needs Assessment Overview
  3. Forest Service NEPA Procedures and Guidance
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