Idaho Gov. Butch Otter worries about watershed damage from the 80,000-acre Pioneer Fire burning into the backcountry around Lowman.(Rocky Barker) rbarker@idahostatesman.com
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter worries about watershed damage from the 80,000-acre Pioneer Fire burning into the backcountry around Lowman.(Rocky Barker) rbarker@idahostatesman.com
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Strategy for controlling Idaho’s Pioneer Fire at crossroads

August 17, 2016 3:56 PM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."