Monday, August 17, 2015

Idaho Wildfire Impacts Horse Owners, Wild Horses

Horse owner Karen Steenhof prepares to evacuate her Murphy, Idaho, property in the face of the massive Soda fire, which has already destroyed more than 287,000 acres - Full Article

By Alayne Blickle
Aug 16, 2015

Officials in southwest Idaho are combating a wildfire that’s threatening both wild and domestic horses.

The so-called Soda fire, currently the largest wildfire in the lower 48 state, has burned 287,673 acres thus far. Nearly 500 firefighters are battling the blaze, which was probably started by lightning on Aug. 10. Much of the impacted land is rangeland habitat used by wildlife such as pronghorn antelope and the sage grouse, serves as grazing land used by cattle ranchers, and is home to two Bureau of Land Management (BLM) herd management areas for wild horses...

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