Bloomington C&H Corral Project

Unmaintained infrastructure||Winter sound levels in Paris Canyon|||| Unmaintained infrastructure||Winter sound levels in Paris Canyon|||| ||||||


In response to a scoping letter for this project, Y2U has submitted comments for the Forest Service to eliminate cattle trespass on public and private lands in Paris Canyon, Idaho, and implement better public lands regulations in this important area of the Bear River Range. We have asked the Forest Service to:

  1. Reconsider plans for a proposed corral 3/4 mile out of the from where cattle need to be driven.
  2. Require livestock permitees to maintain existing infrastructure to keep cattle in their allotments, thereby limiting the spread of invasive weeds and livestock waste on public roadways, private property, and public lands closed to grazing.
  3. Close weed infested areas to grazing, such as Paris Flat and Green Basin, to control the spread of invasive weeds by livestock.
  4. Enforce date requirements for livestock to be in and out of allotments.
  5. Fix fencing in numerous allotments to prevent livestock trespass.
  6. Establish a landscape‐scale sub‐watershed that is rested from livestock grazing to utilize as a baseline control for future management decisions.
  7. Prevent overgrazing in allotment areas that results in bare ground and no forage, and contribute to erosion. Sediment from pastures and roads washes into Paris and Bloomington Creeks, affecting the longterm viability of native cutthroat trout.
  8. Address noise issues from motorized vehicles, including snowbiles and OHVs. Many current and past residents of Paris Canyon find it to be unsafe with the motorized vehicle traffic and trespass on private lands.
  9. Prohibit trapping which poses a risk to pets and people, and results in the trapping of non-target animals.


We recently reached a collaborative solution with the Forest Service which conceded the coral in exchange for protecting 175 acres of Paris Creek headwaters, three monitoring exclosures, and collaborative monitoring on Forest Service land surrounding Kiesha’s Preserve.