Recreation

Idaho's rangelands are a great playground for outdoor recreationists, and they're also an important workplace for ranchers. There is plenty of room on Idaho's rangelands for all of us if we take care of the land and treat each other with respect.

The Care/Share program, created by IRRC in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Lands and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, has been successful in educating recreationists about how to interact with livestock on public lands.

Here's the Care & Share video from our award-winning outreach project, Life on the Range, about Care/Share cooperative projects in two heavily used recreation areas in Idaho -- the Boise Foothills and the Wood River Valley.

As IRRC Executive Director Gretchen Hyde says in the video, "Most recreationists have no problem seeing livestock on public lands, but they're kind of confused as to what to do when they have that interaction."

Tips: What to do when encountering sheep.

Tips: What to do when encountering cattle.