BLM to conduct prescribed burning south of Boise
BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns to reduce unsafe accumulations of tumbleweeds along fencelines and roadways south of Boise within the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. Burning will occur from late March through April, depending on weather, fuel and ground conditions.
The volume of tumbleweeds along area fencelines and road ditches is above average this season, which creates a hazardous fuel source as many of our area’s human-caused fires begin along roadways.
During the prescribed burns, the public can expect to see smoke from a distance, fire vehicles on roadways, and possible short-term travel delays on secondary roads. For public and firefighter safety, traffic flaggers from the Idaho Transportation Department may be used.
For more information, contact the BLM Boise District Fire Information at 208-384-3210.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.