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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

East Cinder Prescribed Fire to Take Place August 23-31


East Cinder Prescribed Fire to Take Place August 23-31
Objective is to Reduce Risk of Large Fires and Enhance Wildlife Habitat

            SHOSHONE, ID – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District will conduct a prescribed fire in the Cinder Butte area northeast of Hazelton, Idaho, Aug. 23-31, if the weather is favorable.  The East Cinder prescribed fire is expected to take three to four days of ignitions, with an additional one to two days to monitor and patrol after the prescribed fire has been completed.

            The project will reduce the risk of large fires and the resulting conversion of sagebrush habitat to invasive annual grasses and weeds. The burn will also enhance wildlife habitat, restore native grasses and shrubs and increase public safety. 

            There may be some smoke that settles east of the project in the evenings, but the majority of the smoke is expected to lift and move off to the northeast.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Brizendine of the Twin Falls District BLM at (208) 732-7315.