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How Idahoans Teamed Up to Create America's Latest Wilderness

August 10, 2015

A huge swath of wilderness in Idaho will now be protected from development, thanks to legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on Friday.

The signing ceremony concluded a 40-year effort that was supported by environmentalists, ranchers, recreation groups and Idaho's Congregational delegation.

Idaho Public Television/EarthFix producer Aaron Kunz and Idaho Statesman writer Rocky Barker have been following the process. They teamed up to produce this video report.

Watch the video report

Read Rocky Barker's report in The Idaho Statesman.

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The Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness. Legislation protecting its 275,000 acres was signed into law on Aug. 7, 2015 by President Barack Obama.

Aaron Kunz, Idaho Public Television/EarthFix