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Thursday, November 21, 2019

BLM to conduct prescribed burning in southwest Idaho


BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting the Trout Springs Jackpot Prescribed Burn in Owyhee County between late November and January depending on weather, fuel and ground conditions. The Trout Springs Jackpot Prescribed Burn is located on Juniper Mountain, 36 miles southeast of Jordan Valley, Oregon. The planned prescribed fire will target 137 acres of downed juniper trees remaining from past cutting treatments. 

The fire is part of a larger project intended to move pastures toward meeting rangeland health standards. Fire managers will be targeting weather and fuel conditions that minimize fire spread such as snow, high fuel moistures, and new grass growth. Containing the fire spread to individual tree debris zones reduces the risk of live vegetation mortality and allows for faster vegetation recovery 

Fire managers will perform ignitions over a multiday period, with subsequent mop-up and patrol of the prescribed fire occurring for several days. The public can expect to see smoke from the vicinity of Juniper Mountain during ignitions and for several days afterward. 

This burn is a separate entry in the Trout Springs project and is adjacent to, not within, the 21-square-mile Trout Springs Prescribed Burn that took place in September 2019.  
For more information, contact the BLM Boise District Fire Information Line at (208) 384-3378.