Press Release

Prescribed burn on Red River WMA a success

Idaho Fish and Game staff in coordination with the Idaho Department of Lands and US Forest Service conducted a 314 acre prescribed burn on the Red River Wildlife Management Area. The burn took place on April 28, 2021. The purpose of the burn is to;

  • 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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For more information, please contact Tara Ball, Regional Wildlife Biologist or Jim Teare, Regional Supervisor, at 208-799-5010.