(POCATELLO, ID) — Eastern Idaho is no stranger to landslides and other types of mass wasting, but the area impacted by the Charlotte Fire is now at a higher risk. Officials with the Bureau of Land Management tell Local News 8 that with massive amounts of vegetation lost, the blackened soil is prone to landslides during wet conditions. The BLM plans to reseed public lands in order to stabilize the soil, but cautions that private property owners are responsible for replanting on their own land. Bannock County has made funds available for affected citizens to purchase seeds.
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications