EA | Integrated Vegetation Treatment

hand planting


The BLM Twin Falls District is developing a District-wide programmatic proposal for treating noxious weeds and invasive plants on public lands in the Burley, Jarbidge and Shoshone Field Offices. Using an integrated approach, noxious weed and invasive plant management strategies will include prevention, manual, mechanical, chemical and biological methods and the use of prescribed fire.  

Existing decisions for noxious weed and invasive plant management are not consistent with each other or with the 2007 Final Vegetation Treatments Using Herbicides on Bureau of Land Management Lands in 17 Western States Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, and do not adequately address current issues in the Twin Falls District with regard to large-scale control of invasive species.

READ | Draft Environmental Assessment 


A public open house meeting was held in Twin Falls at the Rock Creek Rural Fire Department, 1559 N. Main St. in Kimberly (just southwest of the First Federal Building that faces Kimberly Road) on April 11, 2013 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  

Comments on the proposal are welcomed and encouraged.  They help the BLM identify potential issues and viable alternatives for analysis.  Send written comments to Dustin Smith, Fire Ecologist, BLM Burley Field Office, 15 East 200 South, Burley, ID 83318.  Submit electronic comments in an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), Word (.doc) or portable document format (.pdf) to blm_id_tf_vegea@blm.gov

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.


aerial spraying by helicopter


prescribed burn


an area of cheatgrass before treatment


drill seeding


perennial grasses and forbs after treatment