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Our brand NEW Thin The Threat sticker is perfect for your car, cooler, water bottle or computer! Displaying this FREE sticker means you support active management, such as thinning and harvesting diseased trees and dying forests, to prevent catastrophic fire and help our forests be healthier and more fire resilient.
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In Idaho, state, federal and private landowners are teaming up to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire. Using cutting edge technology, overgrown forests and dead and diseased trees will be harvested, while protecting air and water quality, wildlife habitat and the places we love. When our forests are healthy, Idaho is healthy. Learn more at NoBoundariesForestry.
Now more than ever, it is time to support active forest management in Idaho
Catastrophic wildfire is driven by the amount of available dry fuel. Drought makes things worse. A large percentage of Idaho’s forest are at dangerously high risk of severe fire because of dense and overcrowded conditions and dead and dying trees. At-risk forests burn more intensely and are more likely to destroy existing wildlife habitat, threaten homes and watersheds, damage soils and emit large amounts of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.
In August 2021, there were nearly 100 large fires that had burned about 2 million acres in 12 states. The fire season in the US starts earlier and lasts longer than ever before. Of the 97 fires, 21 were burning in Idaho. Only Montana has more fires burning.
What is active forest management?
There are three main methods of active forest management: thinning, harvesting and prescribed burning. Click here to learn more about active management and what can be done about threats to our forests.
Photo left: Example of a thinned forest in north Idaho
Idaho’s Good Neighbor Authority
Idaho has been a pioneer in the use of the Good Neighbor Authority since it was authorized nationally in 2015. The Idaho Department of Lands and the US Forest Service collaborate to plan and implement projects that address insect and disease outbreaks, reduce hazardous fuels, improve habitat, and repair Forest Service system roads. Learn more about Idaho’s Good Neighbor Authority here.