Bruneau-Owyhee Sage-grouse Habitat Project (BOSH)

The BLM and partners in Federal, State and county government, conservation organizations and the University of Idaho propose to collaborate in removing encroaching Western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) from habitat for the Greater sage-grouse across 1.5 million acres of public land in the BLM Bruneau and Owyhee Field Offices (Boise District) in southwest Idaho. In southwest Idaho the spread of Western juniper is a primary threat to the health of sagebrush-steppe habitats, which support hundreds of species including Greater sage-grouse. The BLM is

“Owyhee 68” – Home on the Range

MELBA KUNA NEWS  (Nov. 12, 2014) – Encompassing 7,665 square miles, Owyhee County is Idaho’s second-largest county. Its landscape of desert, rolling hills, mountains and farmland is used for farming, recreation and, the majority of the area, as grassland. The primary occupation in the small communities is ranching, and the economy is based in agriculture. Neighbors are miles apart and willing to lend a hand when times get tough. The Wild West and “Cowboys” are glorified in thousands of novels and