The U.S. Forest Service told a Senate panel Wednesday that work has already begun on recovery of forestland burned by the Wallow Fire, ahead of a bill that would require that action.Read More »
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More than 800 square miles were torched, 32 home were destroyed and taxpayers are on the hook for $100 million.
That’s the cost of the Wallow fire, the largest wildfire in our state’s history. Sadly, this could have been prevented.
The worst wildfire in Arizona history has been contained, but affected residents as well as local and state officials are only beginning to grapple with its aftermath.Read More »
Western state lawmakers from both parties say they are worried that the federal government's firefighting efforts don't place enough emphasis on prevention, and the result is the kind of devastation taking hold in eastern Arizona, where more than 733 square miles have burned.Read More »
Sen. Sylvia Allen, a Snowflake Republican, has asked for Senate President Russell Pearce’s permission for her to convene the Border Security, Federalism & State’s Sovereignty Committee to investigate the Wallow Fire.Read More »
Forest officials intend to close some of these trails as part of a plan to reduce the impact of off-road travel, as part of an initiative launched in 2005 to mitigate the effects of off-highway vehicles in all 155 national forests.Read More »
FREDONIA - A federal judge this week struck down a lawsuit contending the U.S. Forest Service unlawfully approved a plan to reduce forest fuels and plant trees on a northern Arizona forest.Read More »
FLAGSTAFF - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to halt new mining claims on 1 million acres of land around the Grand Canyon comes with a fundamental change in how the U.S. Forest Service does business with mining companies.Read More »
FLAGSTAFF - Long on opposing sides when it comes to forest use, timber interests and environmental groups have agreed on how thinning and prescribed burns should be done on nearly 1 million acres of Arizona's ponderosa pine forest.Read More »
FLAGSTAFF - The Coconino National Forest's supervisor is leaving her post after six years to take a job in Washington, D.C.Read More »