BLM wants public input on Kuna Cave improvements

Posted at 1:39 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 15:39:21-04

KUNA, Idaho — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it is seeking public input on a proposal to improve access to Kuna Cave, located about five miles south of Kuna, near Black Cat Road.

The popular site is currently accessible by several unimproved dirt roads that have become heavily rutted during wet conditions. This assessment will look at road and parking access, the entrance ladder into the cave and vandalism deterrents. The proposal does not include closing off the cave entrance.

“We understand how important this site is to the local community, and we encourage folks to submit suggestions and comments regarding the proposal,” said Tom McGinnis, Acting Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Manager. “This effort is an example of how the BLM is working to improve recreational opportunities on public lands.”

Detailed information on the proposal can be found at here.

A public scoping period will run from March 27 to April 27, 2020. Comments will be accepted through the following ways:
Fax: 208-384-3326
Surface mail: BLM Four Rivers Field Office, 3948 Development Ave, Boise, ID 83705

The purpose of the scoping period is to obtain public input on relevant issues that may influence the BLM’s analysis. The BLM invites comments that would be useful in refining or identifying new issues, identifying possible alternatives, or identifying actions that may have a cumulative effect with the proposed action.

Those who provide comments are advised that before including their personal identifying information (address, email, phone number) they should be aware that the entire comment – including their personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While those commenting can ask in their comments to withhold this information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.