Idaho National Enginerring and Environmental Laboratory Wildland Fire Management Environmental Assessment
DOE prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for wildland fire management activites on the Idaho National Enginerring and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The EA was developed to evaluate wildland fire management options for pre-fire, fire suppression, and post fire activities. Those activities have an important rol ein minimizing the conversion of the native sagebrush steppe ecosystem found on the INEEL to non-native weeds. Four alternative management approaches were analyzed: Alternative 1-maximum fire protection; Alternative 2-balanced fire protections; Alternative 3- protect infrastructure and personnel; and Alternative 4- no action/traditional fire protection.