“Wildfire is everyone’s responsibility in the state of Idaho. There’s not one person that won’t be impacted by wildfire in the state—whether it’s evacuations, a fire burning in and around the community, the loss of homes or the impact of smoke."
The Idaho Department of Lands planned to harvest logs from a burned area near the Selway River for $2 million. After a lawsuit stopped IDL from sending logging trucks, it will use helicopters to log the land.
Last year, Idaho Fish & Game engaged in an information campaign urging visitors to the Scotchman Peak Trail not to feed the goats, and in June, a goat bit a hiker, who required medical treatment and multiple stitches for the wound. In 2010, a hiker died in a goring incident at the Olympia National Park in Washington State.
The lookouts are being wrapped in multiple-ply foil (a full roll costs about $398) and duct tape. The process, known as "Shelterwrap" has been used since the late 1980s with what USFS says is "tremendous" success.
Rangeland firefighters made progress on the Soda Fire this past weekend, reporting Monday that the blaze, which has scorched more than 280,000 acres northeast of Jordan Valley, was 70 percent contained.