AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities say a reserve forage area in eastern Idaho for livestock displaced by wildfires, drought or other problems will be available next summer.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the 345-square-mile (890-square-kilometer) reserve northwest of American Falls is intended to feed sheep and cattle forced off other grazing areas.
BLM spokeswoman Sarah Wheeler tells the Capital Press in a story on Thursday that the reserve gives livestock producers an option to still make a living when things get tough.
Wheeler says a wildfire can keep livestock off federal public lands for several years.
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The federal agency says the reserve is in an area that includes old homesteads and other areas previously seeded with crested wheatgrass.
Information from: The Capital Press (Ore.), http://www.capitalpress.com/washington