Fire Management & Aviation
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3-20-2014 NEWS RELEASE.
Volunteer opportunities to help plant shrubs at last year’s Elk and Pony Complex near Mountain Home will be available through the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Events are planned for March 29th and April 5th. Information on signing up for the events is at their website link (add link from below) Establishing sagebrush and bitterbrush is a priority to help the continued rehabilitation effort for this intensely burned area. http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/volunteer/
Volunteer Project Schedule - Idaho Fish and Game
3-14 2014 NEWS RELEASE: Danskin OHV Area Public Use closure Remains in Place due to fire damage.
The Danskin Mountain Off Highway Motorcycle and ATV trails were heavily impacted by the Pony Complex. VIEW more photos.
November 8, 2013 REVISED Boise NF Fire Closure Area for the Elk Fire - near Pine and Featherville.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho – The current widespread Forest closure for areas in the vicinity of the Elk and Pony Complex fires will be revised and significantly reduced effective November 7 at noon.
The new closed areas now include the generally described areas below and include only public lands:
Dog Creek area (east of the Pine Featherville Road) for all entry
The Wilson Creek Trail System for mechanized and motorized vehicle use
The Danskin Mountain OHV Area for mechanized and motorized vehicle use, but open for foot and horse use.
View the CLOSURE Order - Version 6.
View the Vicinity MAP- Version 6.
View the Topo MAP- Version 6 (more road details.)
10-29-2013 Temporary Closure of Roaring River Road (Forest Road 255)
Boise, Idaho - VIEW THE NEWS RELEASE VIEW THE CLOSURE ORDER
November 21, 2013 The Boise NF Implemented Closure Area for
the Little Queens Fire Remains has been terminated.
VIEW the termination order #0402-03-50 - Version #4.
9-19-2013 Update on Mud Slides Along South Fork Boise River - Mountain Home Ranger District 208-587-7961. The lower section of the mud slide area along the South Fork Boise River road from Granite Creek east to the SF Boise River road junction with Cow Creek Bridge is open. The road is closed from that junction further east to Anderson Ranch Reservoir Dam, and then further east all the way to Fall Creek Road. Access to Prairie is open via the Blacks Creek Road and from Highway 20/Cow Creek Road junction. VIEW THE NEWS RELEASE.
9-19-2013 Update on Grimes Creek Road (FS364) - Idaho City Ranger District 208-392-6681. The road is closed at Clear Creek, access initially being blocked north of Macks Creek. Grimes Creek Road has 20-30 trucks of mud, brush, trees and debris covering the road beyond the Macks Creek slide. Road Closed signs have been placed at Hwy 21 & Grimes Creek Road. The road will likely remain closed until next year.
Fire Information is posted at: INCIWEB.
Boise National Forest - 208-373-4100
Bureau of Land Management - 208-373-4000
Idaho Department of Lands - 208-334-0200
Idaho Fish and Game - 208-334-3700
Idaho Parks and Recreation - 208-334-4199
Idaho Transportation Department - 208-334-8000
National Fire News
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
National Situation Report
All About SMOKE
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Idaho Smoke Management Program
Montana/Idaho Airshed Management System - Prescribed fire and air quality information.
NASA - Fire and Smoke Satellite Images
For more information on Wildfire Smoke and your Health click HERE.
Idaho Smoke Blog: Idsmoke.blogspot.com
FIRE As A Management Tool
2013 Prescribed Fire Program:
Prescribed Fire Summary
Prescribed Fire Booklet
Hotline: Updates for planned ignitions:
Information on National Fire Plan and Healthy Forest Initiative.
Healthy Forests and Rangelands
Wildland Urban Interface
Do you have defensible space? Visit www.firewise.org to learn more about creating defensible space around your home to help minimize the threat of wildfire. More information:
For specific information on how to apply for a Boise National Forest seasonal firefighting job click HERE.
2013 FIRE MAPS
Southwest Idaho Large Fire Vicinity Map
Big Game Units and the Fire Closure Areas
History Map of Boise NF Large Fires