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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-ID-B010-2011-0061-CX Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Healthy Hill Initiative Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Fuelbreak Decision Date:  08/10/2011
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date: 
Applicant:  BLM    
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Project Description:
The proposed action would be to mow a minimum 30 foot, maximum 60 foot fuel break (width depends on fire hazard) on the western edge of the 40 acres of BLM directly adjacent to the a subdivision. A trailhead with kiosk occurs within this proposed strip and would also be mowed to reduce the fire hazard. This portion of the fuelbreak would tie in with fuelbreak work occurring on adjacent Ada County lands. Mowing would be accomplished with both a bobcat/mower attachment and hand held weed eaters. In most years, the mowing would occur once a year in late spring or early summer prior to fire season. A second mowing may be required if cheatgrass or other weedy annuals get late spring or early summer precipitation and grow to the point where they are a hazard again. The majority of the vegetation in this area is cheatgrass and medusahead with isolated sagebrush plants. In those very limited areas where sagebrush density exceeds 1 plant per 3/m2, the fuelbreak would be thinned to this brush density standard to maintain a safe fire suppression area. The proposed fuelbreak would be part of a hazardous fuels reduction/restoration demonstration project known as the Healthy Hills Initiative. Several partners including BLM, Ada County, the Eagle Fire Department, NRCS, IDFG, USFWS are working cooperatively in this area.
Project Location:
T4N, R1E, Section 11 SWNE - The fuelbreak is adjacent to the City of Eagle’s bike park located on Horseshoe Bend Way.
 
Project Lead:  Heide, Sarah C    
Phone Number:  (208) 384-3396    
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Office(s):  Four Rivers FO Lead Office:  Four Rivers FO
Counties:  Ada    
 
Program(s):  Wildland Fire Management Special Interest(s):  Outdoor Recreation
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NEPA Document


Map Set Name Publication Date  
Healthy Hills Fuelbreak 07/15/2011  
     

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