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Public comment, time constraints modifies Wallow West Project

The Wallow West Project forest thinning plan has been modified to reflect updated analysis, public comments and the need to speed up the process.
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Arizona forest-restoration afoot after tough 2 years

It was a summer afternoon in 2010 when Randie Wareham looked up at Schultz Peak from her home near the base of the mountain where a fire that torched more than 15,000 acres had recently been extinguished.
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USDA publishes final rule to restore the nation's forests through science and collaboration

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's final Planning Rule for America's 193-million acre National Forest System that includes stronger protections for forests, water, and wildlife while supporting the economic vitality of rural communities.
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USDA Forest Service and NASA release web-based forest disturbance monitoring tool

The USDA Forest Service's Eastern Forest and Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Centers recently unveiled a product that helps natural resource managers rapidly detect, identify, and respond to unexpected changes in the nation's forests by using web-based tools. ForWarn, a
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Forest Health Council examines bills that seek more state control over federal lands

After reviewing state legislative bills that include a proposal to sue the federal government for wildfire damage and another to make the state forester the top incident commander on all wildfires in the state, the Arizona Forest Health Council agreed Thursday to become more involved in state
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