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After dry winter, Arizona's forests looking at tough wildfire season

In the dry highlands of Arizona where Jeff Andrews manages wildfires, it's shaping up to be another white-knuckle summer.
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Just $1 can change the future of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

The Wallow Fire, largest wildfire in Arizona’s history, raged through the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest last June charring more than half million acres of precious woodlands. Now, the matchstick-like logs reaching to the sky are vivid reminders of the devastation and a forest forever changed.
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Academic tiff over wildfires rekindled

An academic tiff over whether catastrophic wildfires can be prevented has broken out anew just as a broad-based northern Arizona coalition is getting set to try to do just that.
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Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forests

Strontia Springs Reservoir, 30 miles south of Denver, Colo., looks like water you'd want to scoop up in your dipper. Sunshine and pine reflect off its aqua-blue surface. But 16 years ago, it looked more like a latte clogged with cinnamon bark. In 1996 and 2002, major forest fires scorched the Upper
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Babbitts help build stewardship mission

From establishing the institution, elevating it to university status, creating a world-renowned forestry school and Ecological Restoration Institute, advancing research opportunities and maintaining the vision of a premiere undergraduate residential experience, the Babbitt family and Northern
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CEQ and Forest Service announce project to improve efficiency of federal environmental reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced a new National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pilot project under an initiative launched in March 2011 to increase the quality and efficiency of Federal environmental reviews and reduce costs. CEQ has selected a U.S. Forest Service proposal to
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Colorado State Forest Service

Colorado landowners and communities wanting to protect forested areas from severe wildfire or other forest health concerns that ultimately impact water supplies may be eligible for grant funding from the Colorado State Forest Service.
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BLM, proponents of plan cut their teeth at Pilot Joe

The answers to be gleaned from the Pilot Joe logging project in the Applegate Valley will not be forthcoming anytime soon, cautioned Norm Johnson.
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U.S. Forest Service highlights expansion

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report, Increasing the Pace of Restoration and Job Creation on our National Forests, that outlines a strategy and series of actions for management on 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands managed by the U.S. Forest Service. As
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