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Senator Jon Kyl comments on Wallow Fire

6/28/2011
U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) testified today at a hearing held by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to consider the wildfire management programs of the Federal land management agencies. Senator Kyl spoke about the massive fires currently burning in Arizona and of the need for
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Wildfire Summit set for Thursday

6/28/2011
Arizona Sen. Sylvia Allen is calling together a group of wildfire experts and State Senators to learn more about the tragic fires burning in Arizona and to develop what she hopes will be the best public policy to avoid massive wildfires in the future.
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Mexican Spotted Owl recovery plan calls for expanded thinning to restore habitat, reduce severe fire risk

6/24/2011
As thousands of acres of Mexican spotted owl habitat smolder in the wake of a major wildfire on the Arizona-New Mexico border, the nocturnal bird gets a brand new recovery plan tomorrow that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say could recover the Southwestern owl within 10 years.
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Crown fires contribute to global warming even after flames are out

6/23/2011
Large, unnatural crown fires making headlines are upsetting the carbon balance, both while they are burning and for years to come. This, scientists say, is contributing to global warming.
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Forestry expert says forests must be thinned

6/22/2011
A Northern Arizona University forestry expert says conditions that touched off this year's devastating wildfire season have built up for decades and that massive wildfires could become the rule rather than the exception in the future.
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Fires bolster political support for forest thinning

6/21/2011
With Arizona’s worst fire season in history still roaring, oft-delayed plans to use a resurrected timber industry to thin millions of acres of badly overgrown Arizona forests have suddenly gained broad support.
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Wallow fire ‘a high-speed locomotive,’ but restoration projects help apply brakes

6/18/2011
The 487,000-acre Wallow fire, now the largest wildfire in Arizona history, has so far consumed 32 houses, four commercial properties and 36 outbuildings. But that tally would be much higher without a series of forest restoration projects carried out in recent years, according to forest experts.
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Hart Prairie restoration plans call for more aspen, fewer pines

6/18/2011
Looking uphill from a conservation area on Hart Prairie, Neil Chapman holds photos showing grassy meadows that used to be broad and connected.
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Forest Service releases request for proposals related to Four Forest Restoration Initiative

6/15/2011
The Southwestern Region of the Forest Service issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on June 15, 2011, related to the landscape-scale forest restoration effort known as the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI).
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Kyl testifies on Arizona fires and need for landscape-scale forest health restoration

6/14/2011
U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) testified today at a hearing held by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to consider the wildfire management programs of the Federal land management agencies.
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