Preserving Our Past
Hidden among the rough canyon terrain, on the South Fork of the Snake River, lies the homestead of famous Idaho author Vardis Fisher and his family. Among many other works, Fisher is known for his book Mountain Man, later made into the famous movie Jeremiah Johnson, featuring Robert Redford. In February of 2012, with help from various partner organizations and money from the congressional-designated Land and Water Conservation Fund appropriations, the BLM was able to purchase the 431-acre homestead site. With this newly acquired land, the BLM can ensure its rich history will always be available for the public and future generations.