A little more than $1.6 million will be awarded to the U.S. Forest Service-Sawtooth National Forest to help recovery efforts following the large Badger Fire that torched pristine areas of the South Hills.
The Badger Fire destroyed almost 100 thousand acres in the South Hills. Although progress has been made both naturally and with the help of people, there is still a lot of work to do to get it back to a flourishing camping area. You can help.
The Badger Fire last year took out a lot of beauty and campgrounds in the South Hills. Thankfully, Piney Cabin was able to survive the devastating fire. I decided to go check it out this weekend and it remains in great shape.
The Badger Fire is officially out and it scorched over 90 thousand acres in the South Hills. The area still has some closures but I was fortunate enough to be able to go in and look at some of the damage, and clean up efforts
After nearly a month of burning in the South Hills the Badger Fire is now 100 percent contained. According to fire officials, the fire had minimal activity during the weekend and cooler wet weather moved in to the area.
Hunting season has begun for some tags and are about to start for others. The Badger Fire is in Unit 54 and is burning thousands of acres of land. Closures remain in effect and those closures still apply to hunters.