The United States Air Force has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with the Air Force’s proposed airspace optimization for readiness at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
The proposed action includes altitude adjustments of the existing Special Use Airspace to allow for subsonic low-altitude aircraft training operations, with alternatives that range from 100 ft to 500 ft above ground level and supersonic flight as low as 5,000 ft above ground level. The proposed airspace modifications would permit aircrew to build proficiency in low-altitude tactics and terrain masking, for survival in a highly contested environment.
Public Hearings will be held to give input on the alternatives and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement:
Monday, July 26th, 2021 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm – Grand View Elementary School, Grand View, Idaho
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm – Virtual https://www.mountainhomeafbairspaceeis.com, 888.869.1189, Conference ID: 5765023
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm – Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley Indian Reservation Tribal HQ, Owyhee, Nevada
Thursday, July 29th, 2021 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm – The Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho
For more information contact Robin Divine at 210.925.2730.