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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

 Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association is hiring!!

Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association (SITPA) is seeking to fill multiple Wildland Fire Fighting  positions for the upcoming 2022 Fire Season.  We are looking to fill both benefitted and non-benefitted vacancies in both our Cascade and McCall duty stations.  This notification is being distributed to inform potential prospects of employment opportunities within our organization.   




Monday, December 13, 2021

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. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Bureau of Land Management to conduct prescribed burns


News Release

DATE: October 12, 2021

CONTACT: Jared Jablonski  208-384-3210

Bureau of Land Management to conduct prescribed burns

BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management will be conducting two prescribed burns this fall as part of an effort to reduce wildfire threat by removing hazardous fuels. Burns will occur in both Elmore and Valley counties with timing dependent on weather and ground conditions.

Martha Avenue Prescribed Burn – Located about eight miles north of Mountain Home, this burn will occur between Oct. 20 and Nov 20. The burn will remove 25 acres of Russian thistle that has grown within the Paradigm Fuel Break Project, a network of roadside buffer zones in which highly flammable vegetation has been reduced or removed to prevent fire starts and spread.

Round Ridge Pile Prescribed Burn –– Located about six miles east of Smiths Ferry, this burn will occur between Oct. 15 and Dec. 30 and will involve burning 30 large piles of logging slash, spread over 250 acres, that accrued from a 2020 timber harvest.  Burning these piles under cooler, moist conditions will eliminate what might otherwise be a hazardous fuel source during a wildfire.

Before starting any burn, fire managers will wait for adequate moisture levels in the project area to minimize unintended fire spread. Once initiated, prescribed burning operations are expected to last up to three days, with personnel and equipment patrolling areas up to five days afterwards. Smoke from these prescribed burns has the potential to be visible from large distances due to the projects’ locations, fuel types and burning conditions.

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions rescinded for southwest Idaho


News Release

DATE: September 15, 2021


Sharla Arledge (IDL)- 208-334-0286  

Fire Information (BLM)- 208-384-3378 

Venetia Gempler (USFS)- 208-373-4105 


Stage 1 Fire Restrictions rescinded for southwest Idaho    


Boise, Idaho --Effective Friday, Sept. 17 at 12:01 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation and Idaho Department of Lands will remove Stage One Fire Restrictions for federal, state, state endowment, private forestland and rangelands in the following Fire Restriction Zones:  


Owyhee Mountains Fire Restrictions Zone   

All of Owyhee County west of the Bruneau Canyon. 


Treasure Valley Fire Restrictions Zone   

All of Ada, Canyon, Gem, Payette and Washington Counties. Portions of Boise County including the administrative boundary of Lucky Peak Lake to Arrowrock Dam, south shore of Arrowrock Reservoir and that portion of Elmore County that lies south of the South Fork Boise River to Anderson Ranch Dam, south along Anderson Dam Rd (FS134) to Hwy 20, east on Hwy 20 to the Elmore/Gooding County line south to I-84. 


West Central Mountains Fire Restrictions Zone   

Boise National Forest, Boise District BLM and State and Endowment Lands within Elmore County and Boise County. Boise National Forest lands within Valley County. From the point where the Boise National Forest boundary intersects Idaho State highway 20 near Dixie following the Boise Forest boundary west and north along the ridge of the Danskin to Boise front foothills and extending North encompassing the Idaho Department of Lands to its intersection back with the Boise National Forest boundary near Sagehen reservoir and State and Endowment Lands in the High Valley Area (Valley County). The far northern boundary includes all Boise National Forest lands excluding those within the Frank Church Wilderness. All lands north of Sagehen reservoir including Tripod Mountain and West Mountain within the North Fork Payette River drainage north to near Tamarack Resort.   


Lifting the restrictions means the public is free to build a campfire, use a charcoal barbecue, or smoke outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites. However, fire managers would like to remind the public that the accidental start of a wildfire can still be devastating. Be alert and be aware. Follow these tips to help prevent wildfire:  

  • NEVER leave a campfire unattended.  
  • Keep water, dirt and a shovel near your fire at all times.  
  • Make sure your fire is dead out and cold to the touch before you leave it.  
  • Never use fireworks, exploding targets or tracer rounds on or near public land.   

The BLM Fire Prevention Order remains in effect for all BLM-managed lands within Idaho. This order prohibits discharging, using or possessing fireworks, discharging a firearm using incendiary, steel core or tracer ammunition, or burning, igniting or causing to burn explosive material, including exploding targets.   


Together for Idaho, we can keep south-central Idaho safe from wildfires. For more information on wildfire prevention, up-to-date fire information and resources on becoming Firewise, visit: