I was just in this country. It is not well known, but scenic and wildlife rich public land.
Given the abundance of windy private lands, why don’t they build their wind farms there and make the landowner some money.
BLM to hold public meetings. Idaho Statesman.
Related topic. At Montana’s Biggest Wind Farm, Bat Deaths Surprise Researchers. An ongoing study at Judith Gap suggests that birds may be in the clear, but bats are running into trouble. By Elizabeth L. Harrison. New West.