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Aspen Fire vs. Taylor Fire

As ashes continue to fall on backyard barbecues and an ominous wall of smoke threatened to blanket Flagstaff earlier this week, the Taylor Fire, torching out centuries-old ponderosa pines, is sending a burning message to our eyes and minds that forest restoration efforts are far from being out of
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NAU Regents professor honored at world ecology conference

William “Wally” Covington, a Regents Professor of forest ecology in NAU’s School of Forestry, is being honored during the Society for Ecological Restoration International 19th annual conference in Perth, Australia, this week.
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USDA Secretary Vilsack Announced Additional Recovery Act Funding for Forest Service Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced additional funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for Forest Service projects in 36 states. These funds will help to restore natural resources while improving public safety and creating job opportunities in economically
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Ponderosa pine forests of the southwest

If you're driving through the high desert of the Southwest — or sitting at home, watching an old episode of Bonanza — you can't miss the Ponderosa pine. It's the signature tree of the mountain West.
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Wally Covington has shaped the debate and befuddled critics with woodsy charm and the tenacity of a badger

Wally Covington, who has spent a quarter century reshaping the debate about forest management, leaned forward excitedly across the boundary between his biggest disappointment and his dearest hope.
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