The proposed Tri-State Project covers 3 million acres in the southwest area of Idaho, northwest area of Nevada, and southeast corner of Oregon. This remote area contains one of the largest areas of contiguous Preliminary Priority Habitat for sage-grouse and is a stronghold for the birds in Idaho. The project objectives are to coordinate across three states and four Districts on large fire response and mitigation/fuels treatments across state and district boundaries. The Project will identify priorities in the tri-state area - life, property, and resources. It will also identify access routes into remote canyon country on each district and the closest resources for quick response to fires in those areas.
The agenda also includes a review of current BDO projects and how they are being prioritized for 2015.
The BDO-RAC is a 15-member advisory panel which provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues for approximately four million acres of federal public lands within ten counties in southwestern Idaho. Members of the public are welcome to attend RACmeeting. Time is set aside in each agenda for public comments. Written comments are also invited.
This forum provides an excellent opportunity for the public to ask questions of the citizen-based advisory council or to make comments that may assist RAC members in formulating their recommendations to the BLM. Anyone interested in receiving an agenda or additional information about the meeting may contact BLM Boise District RAC Coordinator Marsha Buchanan, at 208-384-3364.