The CuMo Project | Submit comments to advance the CuMo Project after 10 years of analysis and delays
The CuMo Project is an exploration of one of the largest deposits of molybdenum, copper and silver in North America located in Boise County, Idaho.

Submit comments to advance the CuMo Project after 10 years of analysis and delays

Posted by CuMoCo in News

US Forest Service is inviting the public to attend a series of meetings for the CuMo Project. The meetings aim to gather comments on the Scoping Letter (dated November 27, 2017) that details the latest analysis of the Pioneer Fire and the Sacajawea’s Bitterroot which is proposed to be added to the Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA). The proposed updates to the analysis address the specific concerns identified in the July 10, 2017 Court Order and subsequent changed conditions resulting from the 2016 Pioneer Fire described in the 2017 Supplemental Information Report (SIR). Detailed information about the analysis is provided in the SIR online.

CuMo Project Public Meetings

Detailed information about the analysis will also be covered at the open house style public meetings:

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Dates and Locations:

  • December 5, 2017Boise, Idaho
    Best Western Vista Inn at the Airport, 2645 Airport Way
  • December 6, 2017Idaho City, Idaho
    Ray Robinson Community Hall, 206 W. Commercial St.
  • December 7, 2017Garden Valley, Idaho
    Crouch Community Hall, 1022 Old Crouch Road

Show Your Support

The continued progress of the CuMo Project is reliant on the engagement and support of the community. We invite you to attend a meeting, review the online information regarding the SIR, ask probing questions and then submit comments that are specific to the Scoping Letter. In order for the comments to be considered by USFS, they must be within the context of the Scoping Letter. Form letters are not effective as USFS counts all duplicate comments as one comment.

Comments should address everyone’s specific interest but should include information relative to the Scoping Letter. Some suggested talking points to include in your personalized comment are:

  • I support advancing the exploration of the CuMo Project as the Scoping Letter has thoroughly documented the Pioneer Fire’s effects on the Project area and indicates little to no impact on Sacajawea’s Bitterroot. The CuMo Project provides an astounding development opportunity for the community and must not be subjected to further delays. I urge the USFS to allow the exploration to advance.
  • The CuMo Project has the potential to be a major economic driver for Boise County, one of the poorest counties in Idaho. It appears that the Pioneer Fire has been adequately studied and the Sacajawea’s Bitterroot continues to thrive. As a resident of the community, I urge the USFS to consider the current analysis addressed in the Scoping Letter to be complete and allow exploration at the CuMo Project to continue.
  • It is clear that the analysis conveyed in the Scoping Letter has adequately documented the Pioneer Fire and the Sacajawea’s Bitterroot population. Our community is anxious to move the CuMo Project exploration forward and learn the economic development potential that may result.

To submit comments:

  • Be specific to the proposed Scoping Letter
  • Submit by January 8, 2018
  • Comments can be:
    • MAILED to:
      Melissa Yenko, Forest Environmental Coordinator
      Boise National Forest
      1249 South Vinnell Way, Suite 200
      Boise, Idaho 83709
    • FAXED to:
      Melissa Yenko, Forest Environmental Coordinator
      Fax: 208-373-4111
    • HAND-DELIVERED during normal business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding Federal holidays) to:
      Boise Forest Supervisor’s Office
      1249 South Vinnell Way, Suite 200
      Boise, Idaho
    • SUBMITTED ONLINE through:
      2018 CuMo Exploration Project webpage
    • EMAILED in plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), Adobe (.pdf) and Word (.doc) to:
      Use this subject line in e-mail comments
      Subject: 2018 CuMo Exploration Project 
  • Submission must have an identifiable name attached or verification of identity will be required. A scanned signature may serve as verification on electronic comments.

We appreciate your ongoing engagement and support of the CuMo Project. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or phone at: or 208.602.3423.

Noelle Laury
Vice President of Public Relations & Corporate Communication


01 Dec 2017