Feds launch plan to battle rangeland wildfires

Feds launch plan to battle rangeland wildfires

FILE - In this 2015 file photo provided by the Bureau of Land Management, a rangeland drill reseeds an area burned by the Soda Fire in southwest Idaho. Federal officials have launched a two-pronged plan to stop a vicious cycle of rangeland wildfires in a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West that supports cattle ranching, recreation and is home to an imperiled bird. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, says it will create an Environmental Impact Statement concerning fuel breaks and another on fuels reduction and restoration for Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, California, Utah, and Washington.(Bureau of Land Management via AP, file)

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