Road Closure Could Impact Some Sawtooth Zone Archery Hunters

The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing Forest road 579 from Sept. 16 – Sept. 29 to replace a culvert with an Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) structure. The AOP will accommodate post fire flows or runoff as a result of the Bearskin Fire.

“We want to give the public, particularly archery hunters, enough notice since some may have plans to hunt in this area of unit 34 (Sawtooth Zone) during construction,” said John Kidd, Lowman District Ranger. “We encourage them to plan accordingly because a section of Forest road 579 will be closed and impassable for a short time.”

Click here to see a map showing the road closure and alternate routes.