BOISE, Idaho — Bureau of Land Management officials are concluding an environmental assessment and hope to start work this fall on an extensive network of fuel breaks to protect rangeland in arguably the nation’s most fire-prone area.

The agency’s Paradigm Project — named for its aim to shift paradigms regarding land management — encompasses nearly 294,000 acres of federal, state and private land along the Interstate 84 corridor from Boise to Glenns Ferry.

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