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Grant Award: IOGA was awarded a grant from Idaho Commerce! Grants are awarded to qualified non-profits to fund projects that promote tourism to Idaho. IOGA uses these funds to create and promote the IOGA Brand Sites (Hunt Idaho, Fish Idaho, Raft Idaho, Jet Boat Idaho, Ride Idaho, and Guest Ranch Idaho). If your business needs to get listed one of the sites email Lauren@ioga.org.

ID - 55: Full Road Closures begin September 7th, 2021. itdprojects.org/projects/id55smithsferry/
Grizzly Bear Focus Group: Share opinions to inform management and conservation efforts. Click here for details

Pack Gear for Sale: Available 4 saddles, miscellaneous bridles, breast straps, halters, lead ropes, saddle blankets, pack pads, pack bags, hobbles, feed bags, pack harnesses, 12x14 nylon pack tent, 2 wood stoves. Contact Ron Williams at ronwilliams5962@gmail.com for more information, (801)641-4742.

Note to Members:
Al Bukowsky has a new email address, alandjeana@gmail.com
Hunt Sector: (click here to read more)
River Sector: Note from Joe O'Neill on Hammer Creek Boat Launch: The field downstream of the campground is mowed for over-flow parking. New campground hosts Jim and Frances live on site. If camping at Hammer Creek Campground, Slate Creek Campground, or Pine Bar Campground you need to pay the camping fee as stated in your BLM permit.
In the News Covid 19
  • Over 50% of the population of Idaho now has at least one dose of vaccine.
  • Delta variant of COVID is here, now responsible for approximately 81.3% of new cases
  • Governor Little activates National Guard to help with Covid patients
Wildfires in Idaho
This year Idaho has spent an estimated $51.8 million to fight fires, experts told the Idaho Land Board that the costs could double before fire season is over this year. Approximately 115,971 acres of state-owned land has burned to date, there has also been approximately 17,606 acres of private land burned and approximately 186,000 acres of federal land burned throughout the state. 
Budget (click here for more information)
  • Idaho has a budget surplus of over $1.4 billion. 
  • In addition Idaho will receive $1.1 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act.
  • If Congress passes the president's $1 trillion infrastructure bill, Idaho will likely see additional funds.
Census (click here for more information)
  • Idaho's population has increased by 17.3%, Idaho is the second fastest growing state in the nation (Utah is the fastest growing state). Over the past 20 years Ada and Canyon counties have see approximately 75% growth in population.
  • Idaho Legislative Reapportionment Committee will start meeting in September to draw new legislative district maps.
Federal (click here for more information)
  • $15 Federal Minimum Wage Order, applies to public land permittees and federal contractors, read more
  • Infrastructure Act includes provisions of interest to outfitters: Short Haul Exemption for Providers of Recreation Activities, Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety, Forest Service Legacy Road and Trail Remediation Program, and National Motor Vehicle Per-mile User Fee Pilot, read more

 
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