Next Pioneers Alliance Meeting April 24 at 7 pm!

Meetings are held at Carey City Hall and all are welcome.  For more information contact Trish at 578-4083.

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Conservation Funding Available for Farmers and Ranchers

A great opportunity has come up for farmers and ranchers in Idaho to preserve their legacy of stewardship and protect sage grouse habitat. Funding is available for conservation easements through the NRCS’s Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). 5.5 million dollars are available for Idaho and interested landowners need to sign up by July 20th. An informational […]

Meeting on BLM Travel Planning

On Tuesday, the 29th, the Pioneers Alliance held a meeting to discuss the upcoming BLM travel plan. Here is a summary of what members of the community learned during the presentation by the BLM: The planning area includes all lands north of Highway 20 from Hill City on the west to the just past Fish Creek […]

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Economic Recovery Effort in Carey

On March 15, Ben Alexander, of Headwaters Economics, presented the initial findings for  Ideas for Economic Recovery: Carey, Idaho, to the Carey City Council and interested public. This study has been conducted by Ben and Carey community members and was supported through the Pioneers Alliance. The study included a review of recent economic trends and issues […]

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BLM Travel Management Plan

The Shoshone Field Office of the BLM has announced they intend to prepare a new Travel Management Plan for lands north of Highway 20 outside of Carey and has begun a public scoping process soliciting comments from the public on the process.  The planning area consists of over 230,00 acres of BLM-managed public land, including […]

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Pioneers Briefing at Joint Meeting

On Monday, November 29th, members of the Pioneers Alliance spoke at the Blaine County Commissioners and the Carey City Council Joint Meeting. Mark Davidson, of The Nature Conservancy, Keri York, of the Wood River Land Trust and Mike Stevens, of Pioneer Mountain Group provided a briefing on recent activity for the Alliance. They also informed […]

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Rescheduled Joint Meeting

There will be a special joint meeting between the Blaine County Commissioners and the Carey City Council on Monday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Carey City Hall. Mike Stevens will be providing an update on the Pioneers Alliance. Below is the full agenda for the meeting: • PUBLIC COMMENT • County Weeds Update – […]

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Blaine County Commissioners and Carey City Council Meeting

On Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m., there will be a special joint meeting between the Blaine County Commissioners and the Carey City Council at Carey City Hall. Here is the agenda: PUBLIC COMMENT County Roads Update – Char Nelson, Blaine County Operations Manager Elections Update – JoLynn Drage, Blaine County Clerk County Fair Board […]

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Carey Landowers Meet with Salmon Ranchers

Last Wednesday, a group of Carey landowners met for discussion and lamb stew with Tom McFarland and Merrill Beyler, two ranchers from the Salmon-Lemhi region. Tom, a third generation cattle rancher from Salmon, was the first to speak. Tom and his brothers were looking to expand their ranch property and knew that they wanted to […]

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May Field Tour

On Thursday, May 27th, the Pioneers Alliance will be hosting a field tour. The group will meet at the BLM fire station in Carey at 10:00 am and then will have a chance to get out in the landscape. The Alliance has invited two guests, Joe Hinson and Ted Toombs to join the discussion. Joe […]

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About Us

The Pioneers Alliance is a cooperative effort by ranchers, local residents, conservationists and public land managers to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon landscape of south-central Idaho.

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