Inland Journal, March 15, 2019: Outdoor Burning

Mar 15, 2019

Prescribed burns, such as this one, may begin soon around the region. Landowners must buy permits from the state of Idaho before lighting their torches.
Credit U.S. Forest Service

Friday on the Inland Journal podcast, as temperatures slowly warm back to the seasonal norms, people can start finally to think about spring. The time for outdoor burning is still at least a few weeks away here in our area, but in southern Idaho, regulators expect to allow farmers to torch their fields as early as this week. We’ll talk with Mark Boyle, the head of the Idaho state smoke management program, about field burning.

Find the Inland Journal podcast in iTunes, Google Play or NPR One or on the SPR website.