The huge Wallow Fire is still not contained as of the date of this post, July 3, 2011. The total acreage burned stays at 538,049. One of the effects of the fire was to drive the elk down from the mountains into the meadows. There were two huge herds of elk in this meadow, just north of the small town of Nutrioso. I would guess that the elk will start to starve unless they are able to live at the lower elevations.