Although Idaho doesn’t have a giant fire like the Derby fire in Montana, there more large fires are burning in Idaho than any state. Substantial new fires emerge every day

The Green Canyon fire near the Utah, Idaho, Nevada border has finally been contained.

Yellow Pine is a very remote mountain town, and could be evacuated. This government map shows that road access could be cut off by fires.

Read about it in the Idaho Statesman today. Article

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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