Burn Zone Rehab Begins on Beaver Creek Burn Area

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The popular Greenhorn Trail has been closed indefinitely due to the Beaver Creek fire. - U.S. FOREST SERVICE
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • The popular Greenhorn Trail has been closed indefinitely due to the Beaver Creek fire.











A fresh round of environmental rehabilitation efforts have begun at the site of the Beaver Creek fire near Hailey and Ketchum, the Twin Falls Times-News reports



The operation, which includes aerial seeding and mulching, began Thursday, and is designed to reduce the impact of the fires on erosion and continued environmental damage. 



According to the Times-News, the mulch is set to be applied by helicopter over 1,325 acres of Forest Service land while reseeding efforts will affect another 5,800 acres.



Project coordinator DuWayne Kimball told the paper that he estimates this phase of environmental restoration to take approximately four days to complete. 



These aren't the first measures that have been taken to alleviate damage caused by the fire. Already, culverts have been installed, ditches have been cleared of debris and impediments to water flow at Beaver Creek have been removed. 



Damage caused by the fire has been extensive; in a previous edition of Boise Weekly readers learned about the fire's economic impact, which includes reduced tourism-related spending and reduced recreational opportunities.