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Mountain Home Ranchers Form First Rangeland Fire Protection Association

  • Mountain Home ranchers formed Idaho’s first Rangeland Fire Protection Association in collaboration with IDL and BLM.
  • Federal policy has prohibited ranchers from fighting fires on public lands for safety and liability reasons.
  • According to a national wildfire frequency map, the Southwest Idaho region burns more often than any other place in the nation. 
  • Read the full story on the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission’s website.

Project Seeks to Stop the Fire Cycle in SW Idaho

  • A primary goal is to build 350 miles of fire breaks between Boise and Glenns Ferry in hopes of catching fires when they’re small.
  • Nearly 80% of the fires along the corridor are human caused.
  • The area is the worst hotspot for fires in the nation.
  • Read the full story on the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission’s website.
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