BLM Begins Rehab Plan for Scorched Desert in Owyhee County
BOISE, Idaho (KTVB) - The Bureau of Land Management is putting together a rehabilitation plan for land burned by the Soda Fire.
The wildfire scorched more than 280,000 acres in August. Fast-moving flames ripped through a lot of rangeland in Owyhee County. Now, crews at the BLM's regional seed warehouse in Boise are loading up trucks with hundreds of thousands of pounds of seed to rehab the area. The planting process will take several months and is expected to start in the next week or so.
BLM spokesperson Jessica Gardetto said. For example, sage brush seeds will be planted to restore habitat for sage grouse that burned in the fire. It will be years before the land is fully restored, according to the BLM.