Payette National Forest

Wildfires
2:36 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

New Wildfire Near Midvale

The Roadside Fire
Payette NF - McCall Ranger District

A new fire is burning southwest of Midvale.  The Roadside Fire started this morning within the Payette National Forest protection zone. 

Highway 95 is down to one lane near the fire.  Six hundred acres have burned so far.  The Midvale Fire Department, eight engines, ten smokejumpers, and multiple air resources are fighting the fire.  Officials have called for more resources.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but fire investigators are on the scene. 

Big Horn Sheep
5:58 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Congressman Mike Simpson Wants To Go Slow On Grazing Restrictions

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Scott Ki Boise State Public Radio

Three conservation groups want to stop domestic sheep from grazing on certain areas within the Payette National Forest.  They fear Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep will catch diseases transmitted by their domestic cousins.  These groups filed a motion in federal court this week to force the U.S Forest Service to further restrict sheep grazing.

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