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Forest Service plan hopes to protect owl, forest from fire

In a small area of the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, you can see what Arizona’s forest land might have looked like before settlers arrived here 150 years ago.
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After the fire

The Wallow Fire claimed 538,049 acres—more than any other fire in Arizona history—and 22 Greer homes before its containment. And it was just one of several megafires in this intense fire season.
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Millions of excess trees add fuel to catastrophic wildfires

Arizona wildlands are on fire and forest ecologist Dr. Wally Covington says millions of small diameter trees that have grown in during the last century have lined up like sticks of firewood ready to fuel unnaturally intense, destructive wildfires.
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