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Great Basin Coordination Center LogoFire preparedness level raised to highest level in the Intermountain Region

Idaho Department of Lands LogoHundreds of loggers receive fire training in Orofino, Idaho

Photo of a wildfire jumping a two-lane road.Firefighters are on the watch for potential strong winds in Idaho on Friday

Photo of an award hanging from a red, white and blue neck ribbon.Bridger-Teton Employee Receives President Obama’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo of large flames moving through the brush.National Wildfire Preparedness Moves to Highest Level. (News Release)

Photo of a group of people standing around learning about the Forest Landscape project.Volunteer puts on driving tours of the geology and ecology of the Flaming Gorge area. Read the story that was published in the Vernal Express.

Photo of an A-framed building.The Bridger-Teton National Forest Service has moved into a temporary office and the old A-frame building on North Cache street will be torn down. Read the story published in the Buckrail News Stream.

Photo of a wildfire jumping a two-lane road.A report released by the Forest Service estimates that within a decade, the agency will spend over two-thirds of its budget battling fires while mission-critical programs that can help prevent fires will suffer. (News Release)

Lake surrounded by pine treesThe Sawtooth National Forest will be home to three new wilderness areas. They include the Hemingway-Boulders, White Cloud, and the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness Areas. Read the news release.

Current Wildfire Activity Map

Screenshot of the fire activity map.  Click to go to the map.If no fire information is showing up on the map then most likely the server is going through an update.  Please view at a later time.  The information in the map is derived from data produced by GIS specialists working on each incident. Perimeter data displayed in and delivered by the application are not the final or official perimeters for any incident and are provided for informational purposes only. The host unit is responsible for producing the official and final perimeters for all incidents in their jurisdiction.  The menu options on the map seem to work best in Chrome and Firefox browsers.  Access the Map View Tool.

Specific fire information can be found on the InciWeb page. Other fire related information can be accessed from the Fire & Aviation web page.

Features

BLM, USFS Plans for Greater Sage-Grouse Protection

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released final environmental reviews for proposed land use plans that will help conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development on portions of public lands in 10 states across the West. The land management plans, developed during the past three years in partnership with the states and with input from local partners, will benefit wildlife, outdoor recreation, ranching and other traditional land uses that rely on a healthy sagebrush landscape.

Spotlights

Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act Accomplishment Reports

Photo of a bridge over a river.

The 2014 accomplishment reports are available or the public to see where monies obtained from recreation fees are being spent.


Fire Danger Level: High

Highlights