A Concert In Boise and Cattle Finally Leave The Lower East Fork Allotments

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WWP Extends An Invitation To Members And Friends To Attend A Concert in Boise Friday Evening July 16

Enjoy Great Music in a Beautiful Setting

The Idaho Botanical Garden, in cooperation with Idaho Rivers United, The Idaho Conservation League, and Western Watersheds Project, invite you to a Concert for Wild Idaho at seven o'clock Friday evening, July 16th, at the Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise.

Admission is $12 at the gate, children under 5 free.

This night of singing and storytelling will feature two critically acclaimed singer-songwriters from Nashville, Barry and Holly Tashian. Barry Tashian's career spans ten years and ten albums with Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band from 1980 to 1990. Prior to that he performed and recorded with the late Gram Parsons on Parsons's debut album "GP." In 1966, after appearing on the Ed Sullivan show, Barry and his band The Remains toured with the Beatles as an opening band through 16 cities for the final U.S. tour of the Fab Four.

As a duo, The Tashians have recorded five albums on the Rounder Records label. They have performed on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion", The Grand Ole Opry, American Music Shop, World Cafe, and E-Town Radio, as well as performing at festivals in Europe and Australia. Their vocal harmony tracks can be heard on recordings with Nanci Griffith, Iris DeMent, Emmylou Harris, and Suzy Bogguss, among others.

The Tashians' most recent studio work involved producing the debut CD for Boise singer and songwriter Dale Keys, who will join them for this show. Dale has returned to Boise after living in Nashville for over a year, and we look forward to a wonderful evening of harmony and story telling.

Low-back lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Picnic baskets are welcome, or you may purchase food, beer and wine from our vendor, Highlands Hollow Brew Pub.

We hope you can join us!"

Lower East Fork Allotment Cattle Slow To Leave

In order to implement federal District Judge B. Lynn Winmill's Order that cattle be removed by July 9, 2004 from the Boulder unit of the Lower East Fork allotment in central Idaho's White Cloud Mountains, the U.S. Forest service has been obliged to hire six riders to assist in the removal.

As of July 14, 2004 WWP has been informed that about 20 head of cattle remain on the allotment, and that they will be removed in the next few days. Hot temperatures have slowed the horses and riders, and no help has been provided by the rancher permittee.

WWP is still seeking Forest Service confirmation that once these cattle have been removed the entire Lower East Fork allotment will have no cattle present for the first summer in over 110 years.