The greater sage-grouse of southwestern Idaho lost nearly 200,000 acres of habitat after the Soda Fire this summer. Land managers are coming together to figure out how to curb habitat loss in the future.
The Walker Fire near Idaho City started as an easily-contained small blaze until winds picked up and pushed the fire out of control. Air quality in the Treasure Valley ranges from moderate to very unhealthy.
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.
The BLM is installing a fuel break around a portion of Surprise Valley. The Boise National Forest's air bas has dropped more than one million gallons of fire retardant on wildfires this summer. Containment of the Tepee Springs Fire continues.
Many foothills users did not want to look at the security fence and remote weather station planned to be constructed in Military Reserve. Instead, it could be installed on private property elsewhere in the Boise foothills.