Dedication Point


Dean Bibles played a key role in one of the most important actions connected to the establishment of the Snake River Birds of Prey NCA - the 1980 withdrawal by then Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus, which created the current boundaries for this protected area. It was actually Dean's idea to increase the boundary of what was then called the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area, via an administrative withdrawal, which he suggested to Cecil Andrus on a float trip down the Snake River canyon.

Dean went on to serve in a variety of public office roles throughout his long career, and he maintains that the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA is the only protected area in the world whose boundaries were established based upon scientific research into the habitat requirements of the animals that live there.