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Early wildfire starts in central Idaho bode for fire until October-

Stanley, ID.  Forest fire season in Idaho used to be August and September with many years with no forest fires of note. Now the fires begin in mid-July and burn until mid-October. Like last year, fires have already broken out, such as the Road […]

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Mustang Fire orphaned this small cub, but he’s healing nicely-


Idaho Statesman reports the cub might be too small to hibernate this winter, so will laze it away dozing and eating (see this story at the bottom of the page)-

Though The Wildlife News hasn’t covered the story until now, many media have run […]

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Will firefighters be able to prevent a new run even farther to the east?
Update 9/17. Eastward spread of fire most likely contained.

The Mustang Fire has burned at least a hundred miles now, west and east along the main fork the Salmon River in Idaho. The River contained the Fire’s southward spread, […]

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Cygnet Fire burns right in the middle of Yellowstone Park-

August 26, 2012. Though dwarfed by 100,000 acre+ Idaho fires, this has potential to grow. Started by lightning on the Park’s Central Plateau, it has now grown to about 1000 acres (1 1/2 square miles).


The fire is in the backcountry about 3-4 miles […]

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Fire burns into Montana, threatens U.S. 93, 9/3/12, 210,000 215,000 221,000 acres in size-

9/3-2012. Update: check with Inciweb for latest evacuations along or near U.S. Highway 93, North Fork, or in the Montana portion of the fire (such as Hughes Creek). These evacuation levels have been increased.

There are now 933 960 personnel, including […]

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The usual biggest Idaho wildfire month does not disappoint-

Pocatello, ID. As we reported earlier, more and more wildfires are breaking out in Idaho. It is August and most are due to lightning torching the dry forests and brushlands.  The smoke generally blows eastward across the state over into Wyoming, Montana, and northern Utah.

Here […]

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Giant fire is killing and maybe renewing-

The Wallow Fire continues its sweep across a mountainous region of Eastern Arizona, and is now reported burning into New Mexico. Wildlife are fleeing the flames and the smoke.  During the great Yellowstone Park area fires of 1988, animals died, but surprising few large animals died for the […]

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Strange May blazes burn a third of Slave Lake, Alberta, and threaten to cook the tar sands area-

It’s only mid-May, and it still struggles to get much above 60 degrees here in Eastern Idaho, but forest fires are torching northern Alberta, not all that far from the Arctic Circle. A third of the town […]

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So then, maybe it should stop?

Economist Ray Rasker spoke the obvious at University of Montana’s Conservation and Climate Change lecture series. He also talked a little politics. If there is no guarantee of the feeds throwing money to the wind to save houses along the national forest boundaries the counties might be a lot […]

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The 50,000 acre fire was 3 years ago-

The Idaho Mountain Express has an article detailing the regrowth in the big burn next to Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho. This is a very popular recreation area, so its restoration is noticeable to a lot of people. Similar articles could be written about several million more […]

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September 2023


‎"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."

~ Edward Abbey