Sharps Fire

The Pioneers-Craters Landscape was recently impacted by the 65,000 acre Sharps Fire.  Here’s a list of resources for landowners following the Sharps Fire. This list includes links to relevant programs with contact information, maps, and publications about post-fire management.

Programs:

1. Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

  • After The Fire: Resources for Recovery
    • Provides an overview of actions that can be taken following fire, as well as links to fact sheets and information on financial assistance that may be available through the Environment Quality Incentives Program.

2. Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation (OSC)

Sage Grouse Conservation

The Office of Species Conservation (OSC) is accepting proposals for projects that benefit sage grouse. Applications must be received by Friday, June 28, 2019 to be considered for funding.  Information on how to apply and the project review process are available on the OSC website. Here is a link to the Request for Proposals.

Landowners would apply with your local Soil and Water Conservation District or other entities.

3. Farm Service Agency (FSA) 

The FSA has multiple programs that can be applied to wildfire recovery efforts.

4. United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)

4. Blaine County

The Blaine County Land Water and Wildlife Program operates with funds from a voter-approved levy. The program is intended “to protect natural resources and the quality of life valued by area residents.”

5. Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)

Maps:


Post-Fire Plans: 

BLM Rehab Plan 

Note the map of treatment areas on p. 49.


Other Resources:

1. Field Guide for Mapping Post-Fire Soil Burn Severity

2. Post-Fire Treatment Effectiveness for Hillslope Stabilization

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