Canyon Fire plan in works

VALE – The Vale BLM has wrapped up its assessment of the Owyhee Canyon Fire, which burned nearly 22,000 acres in June.

The fire, sparked by lightning June 5, was contained by Vale District Bureau of Land Management fire crews, aided by the Jordan Valley Rangeland Fire Protection Association and contract crews June 8.

Bureau policy requires BLM staff to create a draft plan for Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation of the area within seven days of containment. A final plan is due June 28.

“This initial plan includes the best and most effective . . .