Jim McClure–Jerry Peak Wilderness

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Jim McClure–Jerry Peak Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Sheep Mountain Idaho 2.jpg
Sheep Mountain in the Jim McClure–Jerry Peak Wilderness
A map of the United States showing the location of the Jim McClure–Jerry Peak Wilderness
A map of the United States showing the location of the Jim McClure–Jerry Peak Wilderness
LocationCuster County, Idaho, United States
Nearest cityChallis, ID
Coordinates44°01′05″N 114°19′01″W / 44.018°N 114.317°W / 44.018; -114.317Coordinates: 44°01′05″N 114°19′01″W / 44.018°N 114.317°W / 44.018; -114.317
Area116,898 acres (47,307 ha)
EstablishedAugust 7, 2015
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service
Bureau of Land Management

The Jim McClure–Jerry Peak Wilderness is a 116,898-acre (47,307 ha) protected area in Salmon-Challis National Forest and Bureau of Land Management land in Custer County, Idaho, United States. The wilderness directly adjoins the Hemingway–Boulders Wilderness on its southwest side and is east of the Cecil D. Andrus–White Clouds Wilderness, which it does not directly adjoin. It is named for Jim McClure who was a Senator from Idaho. The area was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System on August 7, 2015 with the passage of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act (Pub.L. 114–46), which was sponsored by Representative Mike Simpson and passed Congress without objection before being signed into law by President Barack Obama.[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landers, Rich (August 4, 2015). "Idaho's Boulder White-Clouds Wilderness Approved". The Spokesman-Review. Archived from the original on August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Simpson, Mike. "H.R. 1138" (PDF). U.S. Congress. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Wilderness Area Proposals" (PDF). U.S. Congress. February 23, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 4, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Landers, Rich (August 7, 2015). "Obama signs Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness Bill". The Spokesman-Review. Archived from the original on August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.