- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management has released a rehab plan for the land burned in the Soda Fire.

The more than 450-square-mile fire burned part sof Owyhee County and Jordan Valley, Oregon.

KTVB-TV reports (https://is.gd/zJuMjP ) the rehabilitation plan includes ground and aerial seeding, as well as planting of sage brush, and erosion control work.

Erosion is a big concern because fall and winter rain and snow can wash away the soil the fire exposed.

Jessica Gardetto with the National Interagency Fire Center says they will be planting grass and trying to stablize soil as soon as possible.

Growing more sage brush is particularly important because some key Greater Sage Grouse habitat was lost to the Soda Fire.

Gardetto says the work is being done not just to help the wildlife but for the people who depend on this land for their livelihood.


Information from: KTVB-TV, https://www.ktvb.com/

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