Add Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area to Your Bucket List! #SeeBLM #GetOutdoors
In 1993, Congress established the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in Idaho to protect a unique environment that supports one of the world’s most dense concentrations of nesting birds of prey. Falcons, eagles, hawks and owls are found here in unique profusion and variety. The Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 officially added the name of conservationist Morley Nelson to the NCA, in honor of Nelson’s work on behalf of birds of prey and their habitats.
A part of the National Conservation Lands, the BLM manages the area to preserve its remarkable wildlife habitat while providing for other compatible uses of the land, so that birds of prey flourish here as they have for thousands of years.
In addition to outstanding bird and wildlife viewing, this area hosts various recreational opportunities. Visitors can sightsee, ride on horseback, hike, mountain bike, picnic and camp.
Learn more about the NCA and about birds of prey: http://on.doi.gov/1sAD0aG
Photo by Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist
Reblogged from mypubliclands