In this rebroadcast of a program from last spring, a panel of guests join us to continue a conversation that started on our February 25 episode about the Gateway West transmission project. Officials with the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) are opposing an alternative route for the Gateway West transmission project through the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in favor one some feel will adversely affect Greater sage-grouse populations in Owyhee County. In this episode, Walt George, BLM Wyoming State Office, talks about the federal agency’s position. Idaho Power’s Doug Dockter is back to expand on the alternatives available, and Tricia Roller from the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Pre National Conservation expands on the needs of birds of prey in the area.
More about the Gateway West Transmission Project.
You can listen to the original broadcast here.