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Monday, November 1, 2021

Bureau of Land Management to conduct prescribed burning in Owyhee Mountains

 



Bureau of Land Management to conduct prescribed burning in Owyhee Mountains 

 

BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting the Bruneau-Owyhee Sage-Grouse Habitat (BOSH) Jackpot Prescribed Burn, located southwest of Jordan Valley, OR, between Nov. 1 and April 30 depending on weather, fuel and ground conditions.  

 

The objective is to burn areas of heavy, dead tree branches, called jackpots, accrued from the BOSH project’s juniper treatments over a 1,196-acre area. The BOSH project is aimed at reducing the encroachment of western juniper trees into grass and sagebrush dominated sites in the area’s sage-steppe ecosystem, which supports wildlife habitat, grazing, and recreation.  

 

The burning will occur mainly along two roads: three areas along Flint Creek Road and two along South Mountain Road. No public traffic delays are expected in the burn areas. 

 

Upon favorable conditions, fire managers expect to be burning for eight to twelve days, with subsequent mop-up and patrol occurring for several days afterwards. The public can expect to see smoke during ignitions and mop-up. 

 

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 protects nearby live vegetation and allows for faster vegetation recovery.  

 

For more information, contact the BLM Boise District Fire Information Line at 208-384-3378.