Money is coming to “rehabilitate” the vast acreage burned by the Murphy fire. Unfortunately, it will not all be native seed and they want to build a lot of “temporary” fences. These temporary fences turn out almost always to be permanent to the detriment of wildlife.
Story in the Times News. BLM approves $23M to restore ID, NV land charred by the Murphy fire. By John Miller.
This blog and the WWP blog have covered the Murphy Fire extensively. There are also very good photos of area burned on the web site of the Western Watersheds Project.
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Headwaters News had a quote from the story by John Miller as their quote of the day:
Quote of the day:
“Fencing of any kind interferes with wildlife migration and can be fatal to sage grouse.”
Jon Marvel, director of the Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project, on his group’s objection to BLM funds being used to replace fences burned by wildfires.
– Twin Falls Times News (AP)