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Soda Fire rehab continues

Posted at 10:15 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 12:15:03-05

The Bureau of Land Management continues to work on rehabilitating the area southwest of Boise that was devastated by this summer's Soda Fire.

Nearly 300,000 acres of grazing land and sage grouse habitat were scorched. Land managers are re-seeding the area both with drilling seed and aerial drops, but the extensive damage will scar the area for years to come.

"We're not going to be able to have a robust sage grouse habitat back in the next five years, but we're billing ourselves to a situation where that is our end goal," said Soda Fire Project Lead Michelle McDaniel.

Many places are still unstable and the public is urged to use caution during these wet days and avoid places where plants are not growing.