Public Comment Sought for North and South Pioneer Fire Salvage & Reforestation Projects

Contact(s): Venetia Gempler 208-373-4105

Boise, Idaho, January 30, 2017 - The Boise National Forest is seeking public comment on the proposed actions identified as the North and South Pioneer Fire Salvage and Reforestation projects. Formal scoping comment opportunities will be available through Feb. 27, 2017.


The primary action of both proposals is public safety, which involves mitigation of hazard trees, salvaging merchantable dead or dying trees, decommissioning unauthorized routes that cause resource damage and the planting of seedlings in portions of the 2016 Pioneer Fire area.


The Forest is hosting three open house meetings to provide those interested in these projects an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments in an informal setting., Project team members will be present to answer questions and share maps and other materials. “We make better decisions when all parties interested in our projects participate in the process” said Idaho City District Ranger Brant Petersen.


The Specific locations and dates are:

  • Feb. 8: Boise, Best Western at the Airport, 6-8 p.m.

  • Feb. 9: Idaho City, High School Cafeteria, 6-8 p.m.

  • Feb. 10: Garden Valley, High School multipurpose room, 6-8 p.m.


Additional information about these projects and other Pioneer post-fire activities is available at: