Help Preserve Access to King Mountain
The Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho, which includes the
King Mountain flying site, is revising its forest management plan. The new plan
will recommend that certain areas be designated as wilderness and will guide
resource management for the next 15 years.
King Mountain, a H4/P4 site, is located within the wilderness evaluation area.
If the mountain were to be designated as a wilderness area, roads to launch
would be closed and launching would be prohibited, likely ending pilots' access
to the site.
We ask that as many members as possible submit a comment to the Forest Service
emphasizing the value of King Mountain as a flying site for hang gliders and
paragliders. This includes road access to King Mountain launch and the airspace
above the surrounding areas, including the Lost River and the Lemhi Range.
Comments were originally accepted until 1/31/2019, but now are being requested
by THIS SATURDAY 1/19/2019. Our apologies for the late notice, but please submit
a comment as soon as you can.
Comment deadline: 1/19/2019 (this Saturday!)
Submit a comment: http://bit.ly/SCNFFPRCommentTool or
http://bit.ly/SCNFWildernessStoryMap. You may also email
<scnf_plan_rev> with your
If you have any questions, please contact John Kangas, the
developer of the King Mountain Glider Park, at (208) 407-7174.