Red River WMA burn

View of the April 28 Red River WMA burn.

Idaho Fish and Game staff in coordination with the Idaho Department of Lands and US Forest Service conducted a 314-acre prescribed burn last month on the Red River Wildlife Management Area.

According to the agency, purposes of the April 28 burn were as follows:

• Increase spring/summer forage for elk and other big game species.

• Move the landscape towards desired ecological conditions.

• Assist with the suppression of noxious weeds.

• Alleviate elk use and depredation on adjacent private lands.

• Increase wildland fire protection for the Elk City community within the wildland urban interface.

• Improve interagency partnerships, and develop a pathway for future collaborative efforts on the Red River WMA and surrounding national forest lands.

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