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Fire management can restore forest – save communities

1/19/2018
The good news: Returning fire to the forest can work wonders for the ecology. The bad news: The Forest Service will have a hard time making the transition back to a healthy, fire-dominated ecosystem while towns like Payson, Show Low, Pine and Springerville remain unprotected by Firewise programs
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The Ecological Restoration Institute at Northern Arizona University selected a new director of forest operations and biomass utilization

1/7/2018
The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University has selected Han-Sup Han as the new director of forest operations and biomass utilization. According to the announcement, in this newly created position, Han-Sup Han will coordinate and advance ERI’s efforts to establish a
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NAU’s Ecological Restoration Institute hires director of forest operations and biomass utilization

1/3/2018
The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University has selected Han-Sup Han as the new director of forest operations and biomass utilization.
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Illegal cutting hits juniper trees east of Flagstaff

11/15/2017
Over the past three months, Steve Kenyon has found dozens of juniper stumps that have been illegally cut near his home in the Townsend-Winona area. The trees are part of the Coconino National Forest and the Forest Service has started an investigation into the illegal cutting, agency officials said.
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NAU professor earns grant to measure economic value of forest ecosystems

10/13/2017
How much is a tree worth? Julie Mueller is going to find out.
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Big Man on Campus heads north to NAU in Flagstaff

8/30/2017
To most folks from the Valley, Flagstaff is a nice cool getaway during the summer. However, when the Big Man on Campus looked into NAU, he found some amazing things happening on campus that are getting worldwide attention.
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What went wrong?

7/28/2017
It began in flames. The Big Burn swept through 3 million acres in the northwest in 1910, consuming whole towns and killing 87 people – most of them firefighters. It ended in flames 80 years later.
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Expert: climate change, giant wildfires pose great risk to Arizona's forests

7/26/2017
According to those who study the wildfires that have devastated Arizona, the state remains in an era of catastrophic forest fires. Before forests became so thick with Ponderosa pine, small fires would burn away the brush, which thins out the forests. Now, however, scientists say the size of our
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What's behind the Kendrick Mountain fire's $9.4 million price tag?

7/17/2017
For much of the month of June, Kendrick Mountain was a beehive of activity as hundreds of firefighters streamed in from across the country to dig fire lines, fly aerial ignition missions, light backburns and protect private property around the Boundary Fire. At its height, nearly 500 people were
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Decades after the Radio Fire, how Mount Elden's recovery is playing out

6/19/2017
The smooth white trunks of what were once towering conifers stand like twisted tombstones at the top of Mount Elden. Standing tall on grass-covered slopes, the trees serve as stark markers of the Radio Fire, a blaze that started from an abandoned campfire, then raced up and over the mountain 40
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