Some residents fear that agencies will have more authority over a north-central Idaho river if it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, even though officials say that wouldn’t be the case.
A majority of people who attended a meeting in Grangeville Wednesday voiced strong objections to the idea to place the Lochsa River corridor on the national register after the corridor was nominated by the Nez Perce Tribe. Although representatives of the Idaho State Historical Preservation Office at Boise told the group that the designation would not negatively affect the public, some feared that was not guaranteed.
The society has decided to push discussion on the Lochsa proposal to the review board’s spring meeting in March, given the magnitude of concern on the possible designation. (AP)