News Archive

Forest Service announces $13.4 million in contracts to improve 20,000 acres of national forest

11/26/2012
Bolstering a long-term strategy to address fuel reduction and overall forest health, USDA Under Secretary Harris Sherman today announced two Forest Service 10-year stewardship contracts totaling $13.4 million.
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Natural resource risks stem from past decisions

11/26/2012
As plans for the Central Arizona Project fell into place more than four decades ago, state officials made two decisions that reverberate even more loudly today than they did at the time.
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4FRI Part 4: What restoration will look and smell like

11/16/2012
Over the past several days, writers Rose Houk and Michael Collier have been reporting on the plight of our ponderosa pine forest and efforts to restore its health. In this final installment, we look at industry’s role, and what the public can expect to see when restoration gets underway.
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4FRI Part 3: A collaboration of unlikely partners

11/15/2012
The world’s largest ponderosa pine forest stretches from the San Francisco Peaks to the Arizona/New Mexico border, but now this forest is overgrown and threatened by huge fires.
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Earth notes: the crown fire - carbon connection

11/14/2012
Forests constitute an important part of the “Carbon World Bank.” The organic matter in their leaves, wood, roots and soil stores a great deal of carbon absorbed from the atmosphere.
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4FRI Part 1: The problem with our ponderosa forests

11/13/2012
The world’s largest ponderosa pine forest stretches across higher elevations from the San Francisco Peaks to the Arizona/New Mexico border. But in the last century, human intervention has threatened its health.
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U.S. endures near-record wildfire season

11/12/2012
Nationally, the scorching heat and relentless drought this year helped spark a disastrous wildfire season.
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4FRI Part 2: The birth of a collaboration

11/4/2012
The ponderosa pine forest, across northern and central Arizona, looks green and healthy, but scientists say just the opposite is true. And they’ve joined with local government officials, environmentalists and industry to restore the forest’s health.
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