A sagebrush survives the Soda Fire in Owyhee County where much of the area burned already had lots of cheatgrass. Bureau of Land Management, state crews and ranchers are planting before the wonter comes hoping to jump start the rehabilitation.
A sagebrush survives the Soda Fire in Owyhee County where much of the area burned already had lots of cheatgrass. Bureau of Land Management, state crews and ranchers are planting before the wonter comes hoping to jump start the rehabilitation. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
A sagebrush survives the Soda Fire in Owyhee County where much of the area burned already had lots of cheatgrass. Bureau of Land Management, state crews and ranchers are planting before the wonter comes hoping to jump start the rehabilitation. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
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