Vale BLM

This sign is outside the Bureau of Land Management's Vale District office.

VALE — The Bureau of Land Management will be hosting meetings to inform the public about a recently released draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Tri-state Fuel Breaks Project.

The meetings will have technical specialists and managers available to answer questions.

The first meeting will be on Nov. 4 at the Boise BLM office at 3948 S. Development Ave. That meeting will run from 4-7 p.m.

The second meeting will be on Nov. 6 at the Owyhee County Museum as 17085 Basey St in Murphy, Idaho. That meeting will run from 5-7 p.m.

The final meeting will be at the Jordan Valley Lions Club at 902 US 95 in Jordan Valley on Nov. 7. That meeting is scheduled to run from 1-3 p.m.

The project area consists of about 3.6 million acres of land within Malheur County, Oregon, and Owyhee County, Idaho. This project is designed to reduce flammable vegetation along roadways to provide both firefighter safety and opportunities for firefighters to more effectively limit the spread of large wildfires. Additional information is available at

The Draft EIS is currently available for public comments through Nov. 25 and copies of it are available for review at the BLM offices in Vale and Boise. The Draft EIS is also available online at: (case sensitive). Public comments can be emailed to, faxed to (208) 384-3489, or sent via mail to 3948 South Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705, Attn: Tri-state Team Lead. 

Please note that before including their personal identifying information (address, email, phone number), commenters should be aware that their entire comment – including their personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While those commenting can ask in their comments to withhold this information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.

For more information, contact Lance Okeson, Fuels Program Lead, at 208-384-3300.

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