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Monday, March 26, 2018

BLM to conduct prescribed burn in southwest Idaho

BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management will soon conduct the Pole Creek Jackpot Prescribed Burn, located approximately 35 miles southeast of Jordan Valley, Oregon, on the western flanks of Juniper Mountain. Expected to take place during the first two weeks of April, ignitions will occur for two to three days with subsequent mop-up and patrol continuing for several days after.

This 2,500-acre burn will target piles of heavy, dead fuels that have accumulated from previous western juniper thinning projects, but not the surrounding live vegetation. This is part of an effort to protect the sage-steppe landscape that supports traditional land uses and serves as important habitat for wildlife.

The exact timing of this burn is subject to weather, fuel and ground conditions.

For more information, contact the BLM Boise District at (208) 384-3210