Jerry Peak Assessment, Custer County, Idaho 2005
The Challis Resource Area of the Salmon Bureau of
Land Management has entered into an interagency agreement
with the National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological
Center to create a GIS-based model of site locations
in the Jerry Peak Assessment area of southern Custer
County, Idaho. The study area is approximately 27,579
hectares (68,149 acres) in size. The East Fork of the
Salmon River bounds the study area on the west.
ecology of the area is known as cold desert, but is
well drained by several permanent creeks. The MWAC
was asked to begin a study of the area as part of the
BLM’s wild fire management area. The area has
also been designated as potential for wilderness protection.
Only 57 archeological sites have been recorded in the
area. However, the archeological record is quite diverse
and includes open habitation sites along the creeks,
upland rockshelter and cave sites, and talus slope
hunting blinds. Click here to view study area map.