18 fires, 320,000 acres burn in Idaho. Remote Yellow Pine on alert for evacuation

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






Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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