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Thursday, September 3, 2020

BLM Twin Falls District to conduct prescribed fire southeast of Malta


News Release
Twin Falls District, Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, (208) 732-7315



BLM Twin Falls District to conduct prescribed fire southeast of Malta

SHOSHONE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Fire Management program will conduct the Point Prescribed fire in the Raft River Valley, southeast of Malta. Burning will occur from Sept. 7 through Sept. 30, depending on weather, vegetation and ground conditions.

The planned prescribed fire will target 3,000 acres of rangeland encroached on by invasive annual grasses and decadent shrubs with the goal of reducing fire occurrence and severity. Fire managers will perform ignitions over a multiday period, with subsequent mop-up and patrol of the prescribed fire occurring for several days following the completion of ignitions.

This prescribed burn will help restore shrub and perennial grasses needed for wildlife habitat and public use.

Residual smoke may settle in the Raft River Valley in the evenings, but most of the smoke should lift and disperse. For information about this project, contact Kelsey Brizendine at 208-732-7315 or




The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.